Gum Arabic 75ml Bottle

$23.90

Gum Arabic is used to increase gloss and transparency to watercolours.

Adding Gum Arabic to a water colour wash will have the following effects:

it will slow the drying time of your paint, giving you slightly longer to work on creating your image or working wet into wet
It increases transparency and gloss to give greater brilliance of colour, giving you luminous colours
it reduces the staining of pigments, making washes easier to lift
How is it used?

Description

Gum Arabic is used to increase gloss and transparency to watercolours.

Adding Gum Arabic to a water colour wash will have the following effects:

it will slow the drying time of your paint, giving you slightly longer to work on creating your image or working wet into wet
It increases transparency and gloss to give greater brilliance of colour, giving you luminous colours
it reduces the staining of pigments, making washes easier to lift
How is it used?
Gum Arabic is usually mixed into the water colour wash but can be added to the jar of water if you prefer to use it throughout the painting.
Gum Arabic should not be used directly from the botle because thick films will be brittle