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
- Yarka: Crayon sauce
- Dick Blick: Crayon sauce
- Portrait Artist Forum: Discussion of Crayon Sauce
- 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: