Welcome to dickblick
Formulated with the same high quality standards that distinguish their renowned paints, this professional gum arabic is designed especially for use with Da Vinci Artists' Watercolors, but works well with any watercolors.
see also ...
Da Vinci is a trademark of the Da Vinci Paints Company.
(based on 1 review)
Reviewed by 1 customer
Displaying review 1
Back to top
(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
By Embs Computer Art
from Las Vegas, NV
Comments about Da Vinci Paints Da Vinci Gum Arabic:
For those of you that don't know gum arabic is a mostly flavorless, odorless, tree sap (technically a gum rather than a resin because it's water soluble) from arabia that is used in food and is used as a glue/binder in art. It's difficult to find in chunks in America (sometimes available through incense suppliers), but can be purchased as a powder in some cases for art and food, but is always readily available dissolved in water as dickblick has here. This solution of gum arabic in a plastic bottle dispenses a drop at a time. I mix it with commercial tube or pan watercolors or mix it with dry pigment to make my own watercolor paint. Adding it to paint helps reduce paper crinkle and helps me spread out the paint more evenly and adds more gloss to the paint. It dries very quickly but once it's dry it can be reworked with water easily. It does not dissolve at all in linseed oil or odorless mineral spirits. It forms a plastic flexible film that shouldn't crack unless you apply it too thickly. This 2 oz bottle seems to be a good deal and can make a lot of paint. I usually keep two bottles around. Gum arabic is also an important ingredient in traditional lamp black writing ink to help the pigment stick to the paper and is listed as one of the ingredients in Senneliers egg tempera medium.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
Loading item data...
Please allow ADDITIONAL DELIVERY TIME for factory-shipped items.
Click here to view expected shipping dates, or call our Order Dept (800)-828-4548.
Copyright © 2015 Dick Blick Art Materials. All rights reserved.
Your cart is currently empty.
Your cart currently contains N item.
Dick Blick Art Materials®, Blick®, Blick Studio®, and Artists Pick Blick® are registered trademarks of Dick Blick Holdings Inc.
© Copyright 1999-2015 Dick Blick Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.