How to make a greene water.

Take nye halfe an ounce of Verdigreace, and crush it well in a woodden dish, then put thereto the yolke of an egge and two blades of saffron, then take of the leaues of spurge halfe a handfull, and beate them in a morter, and thereto cast a good glassefull of Vinegar, and strayne it thorow a cloth. Then take of this stuffe, and put thereof in a dish with the Verdigreace, and stirre it well together and make it thinne, that it may be the better to dye, or to worke with a pensill, or as ye shall thinke best.

Citation Type  Pigment/Paint Recipe
Citation Year 1602