plum gum paint

This morning, I made paint from gum from my plum tree and painted a plum: plum and plum gumYesterday, I used too much gum binder and the paint didn’t wash and spread like watercolor. I had to tug at it. So, today, I was careful and only used a little of the solution – no, I think it’s a suspension.

It washed. Woohoo! Supposedly, all the gums from cherry, plum, peach, apricot and almond trees have the same properties. Says Ralph Mayer. And they supposedly can replace gum arabic.

I have a cupful of the peach gum. 🙂 I think I’m going to do some watercoloring.