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Pigments Gums & Resins

Pigments Gums & Resins

Cornelissen has specialised in the supply of artists’ pigments since 1855. We source, process and pack more than one hundred different pigments from all over the world. We select pigments for their specific artists’ quality properties. Included in our range is a limited selection of relatively obscure pigments known as our Early Colours. We supply a wide range of raw materials for many painting, gilding and printmaking applications and the studio equipment we sell includes glass slabs and a range of mullers. We also stock a variety of glass storage containers.

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  1. Coptic Frankincense Resin 10 grams

    Coptic Frankincense Resin 10 grams

    £2.95

    Coptic Frankincense Resin 10 grams Learn More
  2. Commiphora Myrrh Resin 10 grams

    Commiphora Myrrh Resin 10 grams

    £2.95

    Commiphora Myrrh Resin 10 grams Learn More
  3. ArtGraf Carbon Black Tailor shape

    ArtGraf Carbon Black Tailor shape

    £5.50

    Inspired by traditional tailor’s chalk block, prepared for drawing and painting. Water soluble and extremely soft. Learn More
  4. ArtGraf Graphite Powder

    ArtGraf Graphite Powder

    Starting at: £8.60

    Water-soluble graphite powder. Learn More
  5. Gum Ammoniac

    Gum Ammoniac

    Starting at: £18.60

    When soaked in hot water will yield a milky substance used by calligraphers for gilding. Learn More
  6. Gum Arabic

    Gum Arabic

    Starting at: £6.10

    Gum Arabic is used as a binder in watercolours and some tempera mediums. It can also be used as a strong adhesive and a size. Learn More
  7. Gum Benzoin

    Gum Benzoin

    Starting at: £14.70

    Gum Benzoin is used as a fixative, slowing the dispersion of essential oils and other materials into the air. Is occasionally called for in some of the old varnish recipes where it evidently was employed for its odour. Learn More
  8. Gum Copal Manila

    Gum Copal Manila

    Starting at: £6.00

    Used for shellac substitutes and as a fixative for charcoal drawings. Learn More
  9. Gum Damar

    Gum Damar

    Starting at: £7.50

    Dissolve with turpentine to create damar varnish. When combined with wax creates a restoration adhesive for relining of canvas. Learn More
  10. Gum Mastic

    Gum Mastic

    Starting at: £20.30

    Can be dissolved with turpentine to make a clear varnish. Mainly used by restorers. Learn More
  11. Gum Sandarac

    Gum Sandarac

    Starting at: £8.60

    Used for protective coatings. Can be used for mediums. Specified in many recipies to provide hardness to other oils or resins. Used by artists to make varnish. Ground gum sanarac can be used as a resist for lettering. It shrinks the ink very slightly so that letter strokes are crisp and fine. Learn More
  12. Gum Tragacanth

    Gum Tragacanth

    Starting at: £20.00

    Used as a binder for pastels and chalk crayons. Learn More
  13. Colophony

    Colophony

    Starting at: £7.30

    Used in mezzotint to give work a grainy look. Colophony or rosin in powdered form is an ingrediant in commercial printing inks, photocopying and laser printing paper, varnishes and adhesives. Learn More
  14. Powdered Rosin

    Powdered Rosin

    Starting at: £7.80

    Used as a drying powder in etching and other applications. Used in mezzotint to give work a grainy look. Colophony or rosin in powdered form is an ingredient in commercial printing inks, photocopying and laser printing paper, varnishes and adhesives. Learn More
  15. Dragon's Blood Powder

    Dragon's Blood Powder

    Starting at: £28.10

    Used for colouring spirit varnishes ruby red. Provides a modestly lightfast colour. Can be used for tinting shellac varnish applied over metal or aluminium leaf for a warm transparent finish. Learn More
  16. Dragon's Blood Pieces

    Dragon's Blood Pieces

    Starting at: £25.40

    Used for colouring spirit varnishes ruby red. Provides a modestly lightfast colour. Can be used for tinting shellac varnish applied over metal or aluminium leaf for a warm transparent finish. Learn More
  17. Paraloid B72 Resin

    Paraloid B72 Resin

    Starting at: £11.40

    Dissolved in acetone and is used as a glue/protective coat by conservators. Learn More
  18. Button Shellac

    Button Shellac

    Starting at: £8.40

    As a varnish it will dry to a hard tough film useful for floors and furniture. Can be used to size porous surfaces. Learn More
  19. Clear Dewaxed Shellac

    Clear Dewaxed Shellac

    Starting at: £9.20

    As a varnish it will dry to a hard tough film useful for floors and furniture. Can be used to size porous surfaces. Can be used as an isolating layer in tempera painting. De-colourised using the carbon filtering method. Learn More
  20. Lemon Shellac

    Lemon Shellac

    Starting at: £8.20

    As a varnish it will dry to a hard tough film useful for floors and furniture. Can be used to size porous surfaces. Can be used as an isolating layer in tempera painting. Learn More
  21. Orange Shellac

    Orange Shellac

    Starting at: £8.00

    As a varnish it will dry to a hard tough film useful for floors and furniture. Can be used to size porous surfaces. Can be used as an isolating layer in tempera painting. Learn More

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