Domesday Boke Materials

The Domesday Boke pages were done on archival-quality Arches 90 pound hot press watercolour paper.  All materials used in the Boke were to be of an archival quality and approved for use.

Approved materials


M. Graham & Co. Artists' Gouache: sap green, viridian, ultramarine blue, cadmium red light, cadmium red, quinacridone voilet (spectrum), cadmium orange, gamboge, cadmium yellow, raw sienna, zinc white, titanium white, raw umber, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, raw sienna, burnt umber, raw umber

Windsor & Newton Designers Gouache: lemon yellow, cadmium lemon, primary yellow, cadmium primrose, cadmium yellow pale, spectrum yellow, brilliant yellow, permanent yellow deep, golden yellow, cadmium yellow deep, marigold yellow, cadmium orange, orange lake deep, scarlet lake, cadmium red pale, grenadine, spectrum red, cadmium red deep, brilliant red/violet, brilliant violet, light purple, cerulean blue, turquoise blue, peacock blue, primary blue, cobalt pale hue, sky blue, cobalt blue, intense blue, azure blue, ultramarine, ultramarine deep, windsor blue, indigo, prussian blue, sap green, oxide of chromium, mistletoe green, forest green, viridian, windsor green, viridian lake, cyprus green, naples yellow, yellow ochre, raw sienna, gold ochre, chinese orange, venetian red, red ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, vandyke brown, sepia, raw umber, neutral grey no. 3, ivory black, lamp black, jet black, gold (imitation), silver (imitation), permanent white, zinc white

for white work: permanent white

for mixers: ivory black, zinc white

heraldic colours: cadmium yellow pale, cobalt blue, mistletoe green

period colours: cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red pale (substitute for red lead), grenadine (substitute for vermilion), ultramarine, indigo, sap green, oxide of chromium, naples yellow, yellow ochre, raw sienna, gold ochre, venetian red, red ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, raw umber, ivory black, lamp black, gold (imitation), silver (imitation)


No iron oak gall ink! (too corrosive).

Approved inks: Calli jet black India, Rotring opaque black, Higgins Eternal, black Sumi stick ink (artists' grade), Sumi professional grade ink (liquid)

For line work and detailing: Pigma Micron, Zig Millenium

Gold and Silver Applications:

No lead-based gesso!No garlic gilding!

Approved Applications: Gum Ammoniac, glair, Old World Art Gold Leaf Adhesive Size, real gold, composition gold

Other types of gold and silver that can be used: Windsor-Newton gold gouache in the jar, Sumi light gold (in dish), Sumi silver (in dish)


Opus Framing & Art Supplies
1360 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC
phone (604) 736-7028
fax (604) 731-3519

Opus mail order
Opus Customer Service: 1-800-663- 6953
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Closed Weekends & Holidays

Curry's Art Supplies Store for Art Supplies Online
Phone: 1-800-268-2969
Order Desk:
8.30am - 8.30pm EST Monday - Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm EST Saturday - Sunday
fax (416) 967-1687

1629 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
phone: (604) 681 7351
toll free: 1-800-663 1215

Daniel Smith, Inc.
4150 First Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98134 USA
phone (206) 223-9599
customer service: 1-800-426-7923
sales: 1-800-426-6740
toll-free fax: (800) 238-4065
international calls: (206) 223-9599
international fax: (206) 224-0404

John Neal bookseller mail order
1833 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27403 USA
phone: 336-272-6139
toll free: 1-800-369-9598 (USA & Canada)
fax: 336-272-9015
hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 6 PM Eastern Standard Time

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