Gum Arabic Water is the main binder used in watercolours.
This Gum Water is made from the finest gum arabic (Kordofan grade) - the hardened sap of the acacia tree. .
When added to watercolours it will increase transparency, gloss and brilliance.
Also use it to bind pigments, eg PearlEx, into a simple watercolour.
The consistency of this Gum Arabic (or Gum Water) is also particularly suited to Gum Arabic Transfer, also known as 'paper lithography'. This is a very simple way of transferring photographic images onto other paper surfaces - especially useful for adding images to sketchbooks - and is a strongly associated with the amazing work of printmaker Sue Brown. The technique involves toner-based photocopies and oil-based printing inks as well the gum water.