Crayon sauce

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A soft lump or dish of pigment bound with a water soluble binder such as Gum tragacanth. The pastel-type media is applied using a stump or stumping chalk. Crayon sauce was common as a 19th century art material (Mayer 1969). It is still made by a Russian manufacturer,Yarka.

Resources and Citations

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Joshua Cohen, March 2005, Submitted information on current availability: