You can apply gold leaf to this primer.
Wheat paste glue 1 to 1** with
*I have been reading up on wall board mud and plaster. 10% Talc added to the mix in mud reduces cracking. I think I might try talc in my next primer recipe.
**Use a scale to be precise.
This is a recipe I found on the internet.
The ratio is 1 part gum to 2 parts water. Boil water (or use distilled water) and allow to cool to about 140° F (60° C) and then add the powdered gum, stirring to make sure there are no lumps. Continue warming the mixture at that temperature and stirring to dissolve the gum arabic completely.
Alternative watercolor paint; works as well with egg tempera.
I stopped using pastel and could not find anyone who wanted the pastels so they gathered dust in the basement. While struggling to get a good color mix from raw pigments I had a brain wave out of the ethers; ‘combine the painting medium with crumbled pastels.’ The result is stupendous!
[I am going to try straight gum arabic without any additives and see if that works. I would call this ‘de-engineering’ a painting medium.]
I have been searching for a long time to find the recipe for bole. This was mentioned in a YouTube video from a Villanova University Icon class. I do not know the proportions.