A fine grained pure silver pigment made from smoked Hon-Ginpaku Kirimawashi (pure silver leaf flake).
It is used for paintings, elegant Buddhist altars, and Kintsugi (golden joinery).
Gold/silver metal leaf is pulverized into fine powder by kneading it into small pieces with melted glue, and these pieces are called "Kinkeshi / Ginkeshi" (Metal powder) or "Kindei / Gindei " (Metal paint).
After kneading, wash out the animal glue by rinsing with a large amount of water, and then dried to become a fine, smooth and flexible powder like flour.
How to use the Silver Powder with Animal Glue:
1. Put the silver powder in a ceremic plate.
2. Add a little bit of animal glue and knead it well.
3. Once the glue and powder are well mixed, add the same amount of water to it.
※To dilute it further, thinning it by adding equal amounts of glue and water.
4. Scoop it out of the plate with a Kindei Brush or a Menso-fude (fine brush).
5. After use, add boiling water and stir well to separate the glue from the powder, once the powder has deposited, remove the supernatant.
6. It can be reused up to 3 ~5 times by repeating the steps above.
※Acrylic medium is not reusable