Poppy seed oil for pigments and tools
Food-safe oil extracted from the seeds of the white poppy flower (Papaver somniferum) can be used extensively within creative practices.
It is suitable for knife and tool handles and along with pigments, for making paint oils and artists’ colours. The high transparency of poppy seed oil makes it the perfect base for extra fine varnishes and clear protective wood finishes. It provides excellent protection against moisture and dirt, does not yellow, and penetrates deeply into the wood. Poppy seed oil dries much slower than linseed oil. Multiple coats of poppy seed oil yield a warm, silky gloss and a surface which is pleasant to the touch. Poppy seed oil can be mixed with other vegetable oils and solvents.
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