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.
regular, gold and silver medium grit Mica
The differences between the grits is very subtle. Basically, Fine looks like powdered sugar; Coarse like regular sugar; and Rough looks like very fine glitter. Silver is darker than regular Mica, almost pewter. Gold and Silver come in Medium grit only.
Konaunmo comes in 50 gram jars.
Shipping Weight: 0.4 lb
*Out of stock for the foreseeable future. We hope to find a source for Fine Mica in 2019.