Kama Pigment

Medium and Varnishes recipes

 Rabbit skin glue solution

PRESENTATION  

  Animal skin glue produces a very strong glue solution that can be used for sizing and stretching canvas or as a quick drying paint (distemper) when mixed with dry pigments.

Proportions :

Rabbit skin glue 1
Water 10

procedure :

Animal skin glue (rabbit, cow, parchment) is usually sold in sheets or powder. Soak the glue in water for 30 minutes (bigger chunks of glue require a whole night soaking before dissolving). Heat in a double boiler while stirring until completely dissolved.

 

HOW TO USE IT ? 

  Keep the solution warm enough to maintain the homogenous solution, but do no cook directly over fire or boil this solution as it would become unusable. Brush the solution on a stretched canvas, or a massonite panel that was previously brushed with alcohol. Let the size dry completely before applying the gesso.


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