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Hanga Bake

Printmaking Brush

Surikomi Bake

Printing and Stenciling Brush

Maru Bake

Round Cornered Brush

Mizu Bake

Water Brush

Magari Mizu Bake

Bent Handled Water Brush

Dosa Bake

Sizing Brush

Steiner Mixing Brushes

Dragon Skin

For conditioning Maru Bake

Tool and Brush Carriers

Steiner Mixing Brushes

Steiner Mixing Brushes

These handmade brushes from Japan are specifically designed for mixing and transferring water-based ink from the palette or jar onto the block. The hair is a mix of sheep and horse, both of which are very absorbent.

The handle on most watercolor brushes is so long that they easily fall out of any container, splashing color everywhere. The short handle on Steiner Mixing Brushes means they stay inside the jar, plus they have a nicely balanced feel in the hand. Steiner Mixing Brushes make a quick job of mixing colors and they hold plenty of ink without dripping.

The tip of the handle makes a great tool for blind embossing. Place damp paper over a carved block and gently press the paper down into the wood with the end of the handle.

The supplier suggests using flat brushes for bokuju or sumi ink, and round brushes for colors. The reason is that the flat brushes are harder to clean completely, but this does not matter since they will only be used for black ink. The round brushes are easier to clean, so they can be used, cleaned, and used again safely with different colors.

In the U.S., these brushes are available only from McClain's. Patented by R. Steiner.

Shipping weight: 0.1 lb each

  Size Price Quantity
B4520 Large #20 Flat
10.6mm (5/8") across x 5" long

B4521 Large #20 Round
10mm (3/8") diameter x 5" long

B4515 Small #15 Flat
10.2mm (1/2") across x 5.5" long

B4516 Small #15 Round
8mm (5/16") diameter x 5.5" long

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