Gum Arabic for Calligraphy Ink Mixing

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Made in Santa Rosa, California

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Gum arabic is made from the sap of the acacia tree. There are multiple ways to use gum arabic for calligraphy inks.

Improves viscosity: Add a few drops to your ink to thicken it, reducing bleeding. Can be helpful if trying to use fountain pen ink or food coloring with a dip pen.

Bonding agent: Mix with gouache or powder pigments as the bonding ingredient (so that the ink doesn't wipe away after the water evaporates).

Decrease cracking: This is aimed at white inks like Bleed Proof and Kuratake Zig. As these are thick inks, dilute them with water and gum arabic.

{DETAILS}
• natural gum arabic for calligraphy
• 1 30 ml bottle
• glass bottle with dropper

{NOTE}
• As this is made of tree sap, it is sticky. Wipe rim of bottle before replacing cap to avoid future sticking.

{ships from sonoma county, california}


International orders: Please note that the BUYER is responsible for all import charges in keeping with the laws of their country. We are not registered to collect any taxes or fees outside of the US (including VAT for the EU).


FAQs

Every stamp is custom made according to the text provided on the order notes. The requested information will be formatted with the font, casing and layout shown in the listing photos. If you would like any changes (i.e., different capitalization), please make special note of that on your order. We are always happy to adjust designs to create the stamp you have envisioned! Please note that if no other name/address is provided for the stamp, the shipping information will be used.

If you request a free proof on your order, it will be sent through the Etsy messaging system. Proofs are normally made within 24 hours (except on the weekends). We are more than happy to make changes to the layout, wording, or even switch to a different listing design option. After delivery of the proof, you will have 2 business days to inform us of change requests. If we do not hear from you, we will proceed with your order as shown in the proof based on your order instructions and the purchased design. If you need more time to decide, please just let us know. You can turn on email notifications in your Etsy account settings if you are concerned about missing the message.

The biggest factor that will change the look of your stamp is the paper being used. To test the imprint quality of your stamp, use it on plain printer paper. Glossy, metallic, or coated papers: The ink sits on the surface of these papers and will take longer to dry. Too much pressure will make the ink smoosh out (very technical term) while you press down. For a cleaner imprint, apply less pressure. Fibrous, textured or artisan paper: If the paper is looser weave, the ink will be able to bleed between the fibers. For a cleaner imprint, stamp a plain piece of paper a few times before stamping on your project paper. This will get some of the ink off the stamp and reduce the paper bleed.

While we have had a very positive relationship with USPS, every once in a while a package seems to be handled quite brutally. If your order arrives damaged, please simply send us a photo of the item and the packaging within 5 days of the tracking delivery date.

The white ink used in our stamps is permanent. As an added bonus, it will dry on non-porous surfaces such as glass, plastic, glossy papers, etc. However, for the same reason, you should take extra care not to leave the stamp open for extended periods of time (it has a cap/lid). If left uncapped, the ink on the surface of the stamp will dry and seal the stamp blocking further ink from coming through. You can clean it with rubbing alcohol. White ink creates an awesome look, but it is a little more temperamental than colored/black inks.

Every stamp is custom made according to the text provided on the order notes. The requested information will be formatted with the font, casing and layout shown in the listing photos. If you would like any changes (i.e., different capitalization), please make special note of that on your order. We are always happy to adjust designs to create the stamp you have envisioned! Please note that if no other name/address is provided for the stamp, the shipping information will be used.

If you request a free proof on your order, it will be sent through the Etsy messaging system. Proofs are normally made within 24 hours (except on the weekends). We are more than happy to make changes to the layout, wording, or even switch to a different listing design option. After delivery of the proof, you will have 2 business days to inform us of change requests. If we do not hear from you, we will proceed with your order as shown in the proof based on your order instructions and the purchased design. If you need more time to decide, please just let us know. You can turn on email notifications in your Etsy account settings if you are concerned about missing the message.

The biggest factor that will change the look of your stamp is the paper being used. To test the imprint quality of your stamp, use it on plain printer paper. Glossy, metallic, or coated papers: The ink sits on the surface of these papers and will take longer to dry. Too much pressure will make the ink smoosh out (very technical term) while you press down. For a cleaner imprint, apply less pressure. Fibrous, textured or artisan paper: If the paper is looser weave, the ink will be able to bleed between the fibers. For a cleaner imprint, stamp a plain piece of paper a few times before stamping on your project paper. This will get some of the ink off the stamp and reduce the paper bleed.

While we have had a very positive relationship with USPS, every once in a while a package seems to be handled quite brutally. If your order arrives damaged, please simply send us a photo of the item and the packaging within 5 days of the tracking delivery date.

The white ink used in our stamps is permanent. As an added bonus, it will dry on non-porous surfaces such as glass, plastic, glossy papers, etc. However, for the same reason, you should take extra care not to leave the stamp open for extended periods of time (it has a cap/lid). If left uncapped, the ink on the surface of the stamp will dry and seal the stamp blocking further ink from coming through. You can clean it with rubbing alcohol. White ink creates an awesome look, but it is a little more temperamental than colored/black inks.



Reviews
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Just like the picture and it works well
Jan 24, 2018 by Cathrine
Good for practice if you are already a little familiar with the concepts.
May 7, 2017 by Aubrey Jozwik
Love the font, great for a starter like me :)
Nov 5, 2016 by Kellie EarlGreyRoses
Nov 3, 2016 by Julie Salvato
Love practicing these in my spare time! Hopefully will help me to improve
Oct 5, 2016 by amandamidgley12

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