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Gamboge pigment

This is a dry powder pigment - measured at 1/3 Tablespoon (approx 2 grams) and mailed in a sealed plastic snap top container.

When mixed with water and equal parts gum arabic, it yield about 0.50oz of paint. Different recipies may have different results.

See full description for safety information.



GHS Classification: Acute toxicity (oral), hazard category 3
Hazard designation: GHS08
Hazard designation: H301 Toxic if swallowed.

Safety designation: P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. P301+P310 If swallowed: Immediately call a poison centre or physician. P264 Wash thoroughly after handling.

 Handling: Avoid breathing dust and use with adequate ventilation. Do not eat, drink or smoke in areas where the material is used. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use gloves and overalls to avoid skin contact.

Storage: Store in tightly sealed containers. A dry, well-ventilated area is considered suitable for handling and storage. Do not store with foodstuffs.
Ingestion: Rinse mouth with water. Immediately get medical help and transfer to a hospital.


This is a dry powder pigment.
Hue: Yellow

We import from the UK and repackage into smaller quantities which are better suited for most artists. You will receive a 1/3 tablespoon sized portion of this pigment, in a small plastic snap top container. We measure by volume instead of weight due to the density variations between pigment types.

Dry pigment must be mixed with a binding agent to create paint. The most common binding agent used is gum arabic, which creates a watercolor style of paint. There are also other options, such as combining the pigment with with clarified egg white to make egg tempera or adding acrylic medium to make acrylic paint.


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