PIGMENT TOKYO's original Fish glue.
The glue is made in 20% concentration, so please dilute it to the required density before use.
This is a pre-melted glue, you may use it immediately.
If the glue has frozen in the low temperature, warm it up by putting the glue bottle in the boiling water or cook it in a vessel such as glue pan.
Fish glue （Sizing Liquid）
Dilute the liquid 4~5 times (4~5%) with water.
(Non-bleeding effect is fully demonstrated without adding alum so please use it as is.)
Warm 4~5% fish glue up to 25℃～30℃. Paint it slowly (move your brush 2cm per second) on washi paper with a flat brush. Let the paper dry for 2-3 days and then it will be ready for drawing.
※Non-bleeding effect of the fish glue is depending on humidity, temperature, and the type of paper. Please adjust its density from the referred percentage.
(Recommend season for work is fall to spring when humidity is low and temperatures are ideal for sizing.)
※This item is for sizing paper, please avoid mixing with paints.
There is a risk that paints will be cracked because the viscosity of the fish glue is high.
However, it can be used with gold powders (Kindei) and pearl pigments, please dilute the fish glue to 1~2% for mixing with those.
To use the fish glue for metal leaf application, dilute it to 1.5~3% and add Alginate liquid. Anti-seepage effect is fully demonstrated without adding alum, please use it as is.