Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic: 2.5oz
I84. Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic. 2.5oz (75ml) glass bottle. Gum Arabic has many uses. This solution can be added to inks and gouache as a binder, making them more easy to use for calligraphy. It i…Read More
I84. Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic. 2.5oz (75ml) glass bottle.
Gum Arabic has many uses. This solution can be added to inks and gouache as a binder, making them more easy to use for calligraphy. It increases gloss, color brilliance, and transparency when added to watercolor. Gum Arabic also slows down drying time, make it easy to control the spread of wet color when using wet-on-wet techniques.
Add several drops to a bottle of Higgins Eternal for copperplate writing.
I have worked with metallic gouaches for many years. I always add a little more gum Arabic if there are going to be lines to erase, then allow the writing to cure for several hours before erasing. A white vinyl eraser is the gentlest choice for erasing guideline. I avoid guidelines if possible via a light box. -- Don King
MAKES INK WRITE VERY SMOOTHLY. GOOD QUALITY PRODUCT
I make a lot of ink vials for children in quill pen workshops. Recently switched from powdered to liquid, and I'm so happy I did. No shaking, no clumping. I recently added a few drops to an annoyingly dry ink for my own use--smoothed it right out. Very happy with this purchase.
This W & N Liquid Gum Arabic works like a charm. A few drops into 3 ml vials of fountain pen ink makes it just right for quills or steel dip pens. No clumping as occasionally with the powdered form. I'm so glad I finally decided to try it!