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Konaunmo - powdered mica

powdered mica from Japan

Powdered mica has been popular with printmakers and painters in Japan for centuries. It adds a shimmery elegance to one's work.

Sprinkle or lightly brush over the freshly made print, either directly on wet, water-based paint or ink; nori (rice paste) or glue; or oil based ink. A stencil can be used to confine the mica to a specific part of the print or painting. Wait for the area to dry somewhat before shaking off the excess, then store this surplus mica for future use.

For a more subtle effect, mica can also be mixed with the ink before printing. It is especially effective mixed with bokuju or sumi ink. Experiment for a variety of effects and colors.

The differences between the grits is very subtle. Basically, Rough looks like very fine glitter, Coarse looks like regular sugar and Medium is more like powdered sugar with a few glints of regular sugar.

Konaunmo comes in 50 gram jars.

Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb

  Price Enter Quantity
E5612 Medium, 50 gram jar $7.50

E5613 Coarse, 50 gram jar $7.50

E5614 Rough, 50 gram jar $7.50