The green swirl clay paint wall detail contrasts nicely with the reddish toned earthen plaster on these cob walls. This sage green clay was harvested south of Santa Fe and is one of the most unique we have every encountered. It appeared as a tiny vein of clay and therefore was treated like gold. It had such a blend that sand was not needed and it had enough natural fiber in the form of lovely black specks of juniper tree bits, it became a literal – just add water mix. It did however pose some challenges when applying it due to the composition of the mix. It was much harder to deal with and was not happy with too much troweling applied.

Having worked with it on an entire room we felt that it was best suited as a clay paint. So we mixed it with a wheat paste mixture and applied it like a basic clay paint. The results are lovely and one of our favorites.