Mica Gum Arabic is excellent for its suspending and binding capabilities. Just take a little and mix with the Sweet Poppy Mica Powders located here. This allows you to to make a watercolour paint full of pearlescent pigment giving you an amazing pallet range of colour. If you visit Sweet Poppy's YouTube channel, you can see how they utilize the mica powders with this gum. This is perfect for the Sweet Poppy Mica Powders as they have no binding agent mixed with them. If you mix as shown on YouTube, you will create a beautiful paint …. Furthermore, you can add a little water to loosen it to the consistency that you want and prefer to use. A little experimentation with ratio is advised.