How to Prepare Gum Arabic Solution for Water Color
The process of making gum arabic based solution to create water colors and gouache.

Gum Arabic


Put 1 part of dry gum to 2 parts water in a double -boiler.
Heat gently.
Stir from time to time.
When dissolved, pour mixture into clean, prepared glass containers.
Keep refrigerated.


Gum Arabic is traditionally used to bind water colors and gouache. Put a few drops of the above mixture into desired dry pigments.