Williamsburg Damar Crystals are the highest quality, natural damar crystals from Indonesia. Soak in pure gum turpentine to make traditional damar varnish, a removable, transparent high-gloss varnish for oil paintings. Prepared damar varnish is also useful as an ingredient in oil painting mediums. Damar crystals are packaged in a 1 lb. (454 g) bag.
Basic Varnish: wrap 10 oz. (284 gm) crystals in cheesecloth. Suspend in 1 pint (473 ml) of turpentine. Agitate periodically until dissolved (1-2 days). Discard cheesecloth. Strain to remove impurities.