Damar Gum Natural Powder

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    Damar Gum Natural Powder

    $7.00$65.00

    Damar Gum


    Damar Gum Natural Powder.

    (Note: New Damar will be in stock around the 12th of July)

    Damar (or Dammar) gum, is obtained from the Dipterocarpaceae family of trees in India and East Asia. It is usually produced by tapping trees, however, some is collected in fossilized form from the ground. The gum varies in colour from clear to pale yellow, while the fossilized form is grey-brown.

    USES:
    Damar is used in foods, as a clouding or glazing agent, and in incense, varnish, paint making, encaustic paints and other products.

    Damar is used as an ingredient in the popular Beeswax Food Wraps, melted with beeswax and jojoba oil.

    Damar varnish, made from Damar Gum mixed with turpentine, was introduced as a picture varnish in 1826 commonly used in oil painting, both during the painting process and after the painting is finished. A good varnish can be made with a proportion of 600g Damar to 1 liter of turpentine (Damar is soluble in Gum Turpentine but not Mineral Turpentine). This can be thinned as needed to suit brushability requirements for individual jobs.

    Damar crystals are also dissolved in molten paraffin wax to make batik, to prevent the wax from cracking when it is drawn onto silk or rayon.

    Encaustic
    Damar can be added to the beeswax in various proportions as suits individual requirements from a minimum of 10% to a maximum of 35%. The Damar resin is added directly to the wax and the two are melted together before the addition of the pigment.

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  • Damar Gum Natural

    Damar Gum Natural

    $0.00$374.00

    Damar Gum


    Damar Gum / Damar Resin Natural.

    (Note: New Damar will be in stock around the 12th of July)

    Top quality Natural Damar Gum. Damar (or Dammar) gum, is obtained from the Dipterocarpaceae family of trees in India and East Asia. It is usually produced by tapping trees, however, some is collected in fossilized form from the ground. The gum varies in colour from clear to pale yellow, while the fossilized form is grey-brown.

    USES: Damar is used in foods, as a clouding or glazing agent, and in incense, varnish, paint making, encaustic paints and other products.

    Damar is used as an ingredient in the popular Beeswax Food Wraps, mixed with beeswax and jojoba oil.

    Damar varnish, made from Damar Gum mixed with turpentine, was introduced as a picture varnish in 1826 commonly used in oil painting, both during the painting process and after the painting is finished. A good varnish can be made with a proportion of 600g Damar to 1 litre of turpentine (Damar is soluble in Gum Turpentine but not Mineral Turpentine). This can be thinned as needed to suit brush-ability requirements for individual jobs.

    Damar crystals are also dissolved in molten paraffin wax to make batik, to prevent the wax from cracking when it is drawn onto silk or rayon.

    Encaustic
    Damar can be added to the beeswax in various proportions as suits individual requirements from a minimum of 10% to a maximum of 35%. The Damar resin is added directly to the wax and the two are melted together before the addition of the pigment.

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  • Gum Arabic Powder

    Gum Arabic – pure powder

    $12.50$80.60

    Gum Arabic


    Pure High Quality Gum Arabic Powder.

    Gum Arabic Powder. Gum Arabic is a natural tree resin drawn from various species of the Acacia tree.

    • GUM ARABIC IN BAKING

    To help the cake to rise and add natural soluble fibre add Gum Arabic powder to the dry ingredients when baking sponge cakes. Add about 2 tsp. of Gum Arabic powder to a 6 egg recipe.

    • GUM ARABIC GLUE / GLAZE

    Combine Gum Arabic powder with warm water (about 2 tsp. Gum Arabic with 60ml of water) to create an edible glue for sticking sugar pieces together or as a varnish for marzipan or sugar paste. One layer of Gum Arabic will give a slight sheen and subsequent layers will build up to a very high gloss finish. Each layer must dry before applying the next layer. Gum Arabic glue or glaze can be stored in an airtight jar in a refrigerator for a few months (a few drops of alcohol can be added to the glaze to help increase the mixtures shelf life).

    • GUM ARABIC – EDIBLE GLITTER

    Kids love all things that glitter. Gum Arabic is the perfect ingredient to help add just that little extra sparkle, whether you’re a beginner or a cake baking pro.

    • GUM ARABIC – ART

    Gum Arabic water mixture slows down the drying time of watercolours. Gum Arabic also adds further transparency to watercolours and increases gloss.

    Commercially Gum Arabic is used as a natural stabilizer, as an adhesive, in printing, paint production, cosmetics and various other industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries.

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  • Damar Resin Refined

    Damar Gum Refined

    $6.50$93.50

    Damar Resin


    Damar Gum / Damar Resin Refined Food & Art Grade.

    Damar resin (or Dammar) is obtained from the Dipterocarpaceae family of trees in India and East Asia. It is usually produced by tapping trees; however, some is collected in fossilized form from the ground. The Damar gum varies in colour from clear to pale yellow, while the fossilized form is grey-brown.

    USES:
    Damar is used in foods, as a clouding or glazing agent, and in incense, varnish, paint making, encaustic paints and other products

    Note: If your intention is to dissolve the damar gum in beeswax, we recommend that you purchase our “natural damar gum” (link to natural damar) as it melts and dissolves easier. This refined damar is more suitable for solvents such as natural turpentine.

    Damar varnish, made from Damar gum mixed with turpentine, was introduced as a picture varnish in 1826 commonly used in oil painting, both during the painting process and after the painting is finished. A good varnish can be made with a proportion of 600g Damar to 1L of turpentine (Damar is soluble in Gum Turpentine but not Mineral Turpentine). This can be thinned as needed to suit brush-ability requirements for individual jobs.

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  • Gum Arabic Mixed Grade

    Gum Arabic Mixed Grade

    $12.50$22.50

    Gum Arabic


    Gum Arabic Mixed Grade.

    Gum Arabic Mixed Grade. Gum Arabic is a natural tree resin drawn from various species of acacia tree.

    GUM ARABIC IN BAKING

    To help the cake to rise and add natural soluble fibre add Gum Arabic powder to the dry ingredients when baking sponge cakes. Add about 2 tsp. of Gum Arabic powder to a 6 egg recipe.

    GUM ARABIC GLUE / GLAZE

    Combine Gum Arabic powder with warm water (about 2 tsp. Gum Arabic with 60ml of water) to create an edible glue for sticking sugar pieces together or as varnish for marzipan or sugar-paste. One layer of Gum Arabic will give a slight sheen and subsequent layers will build up to a very high gloss finish. Each layer must dry before applying the next layer. Gum Arabic glue or glaze can be stored in an airtight jar in a refrigerator for a few months (a few drops of alcohol can be added to the glaze to help increase the mixtures shelf life).

    GUM ARABIC – EDIBLE GLITTER

    Kids love all things that glitter. Gum Arabic is the perfect ingredient to help add just that little extra sparkle, whether you’re a beginner or a cake baking pro.

    Commercially Gum Arabic is used as a natural stabilizer, as an adhesive, in printing, paint production, cosmetics and various other industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries.

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  • Gum Arabic Black

    Gum Arabic Black

    $13.00$32.00

    Gum Arabic


    Gum Arabic Black.

    Gum Arabic Black. Gum Arabic is a natural tree resin drawn from various species of acacia tree.

    GUM ARABIC IN BAKING

    To help the cake to rise and add natural soluble fibre add Gum Arabic powder to the dry ingredients when baking sponge cakes. Add about 2 tsp. of Gum Arabic powder to a 6 egg recipe.

    GUM ARABIC GLUE / GLAZE

    Combine Gum Arabic powder with warm water (about 2 tsp. Gum Arabic with 60ml of water) to create an edible glue for sticking sugar pieces together or as varnish for marzipan or sugar-paste. One layer of Gum Arabic will give a slight sheen and subsequent layers will build up to a very high gloss finish. Each layer must dry before applying the next layer. Gum Arabic glue or glaze can be stored in an airtight jar in a refrigerator for a few months (a few drops of alcohol can be added to the glaze to help increase the mixtures shelf life).

    GUM ARABIC – EDIBLE GLITTER

    Kids love all things that glitter. Gum Arabic is the perfect ingredient to help add just that little extra sparkle, whether you’re a beginner or a cake baking pro.

    Commercially Gum Arabic is used as a natural stabilizer, as an adhesive, in printing, paint production, cosmetics and various other industrial applications, including viscosity control in inks and in textile industries.

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