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26th June 2020 at 10:03 am in reply to: Where/How can I custom-order wooden box for inkstone storage? #20663
You’re welcome! Glad it is helpful! 🙂
high quality thin xuan paper in fact is more expensive because this thinness requires better raw materials to ensure the paper strength and highly skilled craftsmanship. 🙂
The same applies to thick (double/ triple layer) xuan paper. In this case, only skilled craftsmen could do the job.
This is made with babmoo fibres. It was marked as ‘Sheng Xuan’ but it is not traditional ‘Xuan Paper’ since it uses different fibres. It is made in Sichuan province while the authentic xuan paper can only be made in AnHui province. According to the price, I suspect it is machine-made since this cannot cover labour cost for making this amount of paper, not to mention fine raw materials.
However, if the price is 17 € including international shipping for 100 sheets of 50 * 100cm. It is very good value. You could give it a try. If you like using it, you can continuing sourcing this. Authentic sheng xuan sometimes are not as friendly as industrial papers.
I hope this is helpful. For more information about ‘Xuan Paper’, please refer to our article about the craftsmanship and raw materials:
Inkston Customer Helper25th June 2020 at 11:33 am in reply to: Where/How can I custom-order wooden box for inkstone storage? #20650
Yes, we customise fine wood boxes for inkstones. You can find some examples here,
the wooden boxes shown with these inkstones are hand crafted by our studio. If you have such needs, please send us a request with your requirements on this page:
I hope this is helpful!
Inkston Customer Helper
this question is also posted on our inkston facebook art forum to involve more discussion. 🙂
Inkston Customer Helper
Thanks a lot for your post! 🙂 All our brushes are made with similar high grade wool as the one you have received. 🙂 If you need similar shape/ design, we would recommend https://www.inkston.com/shop/brushes/wool-brush/red-star-pro-jing-zhua-yang-hao-wool-brush-m/
However, I am not sure if this might be too big for you?
Thanks a lot again! 😉
Dear Mr. Josh Chu,
This is Yan from Inkston Customer Helper. I am extremely sorry for this issue! I missed your email and I have just replied your email now; please kindly check your email box. Yes, this piece is handmade in Jingdezhen but the designer has confirmed me that he decided to stop making this piece. We have made a proposal to you in the email which I have just sent out. And I am very sorry for not sending the exact product which you have ordered. Please kindly let me know by replying my email if you want to have a replacement.
Last but not the least, we apologise for missing your email and we really appreciate your trust and patience with us!
sincerely and best regards,
Inkston Customer Helper
You can also find many articles written by inkston about inksticks. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed reading them and using materials from inkston.
I like this porcelain inkstone. It is very beautiful!
Hi Askialuna, thanks a lot for your nice posts here! There has some interesting discussions on our forum about your post:
Shǒu Bì Qiáng Zhuàng I was thinking….. I am in the process of creating a beautiful video explaining why I have transitioned from Maries newer and disgustingly packaged bursting watercolor paint tubes to Sakura’s Watercolor who not only have a far superior pastel colour hue and texture initial but are more radiant and “go further” because of the opacity of the pigment.
As a result, is it possible to use a pestle and mortar to re-hydrate shrivelled maries watercolour pigments.
I spent several hundred pounds when I was in China on maries paints , now, only to find that they have bloated, burst and otherwise dried up.
To say that I’m p*ss*d off is an understatement.
But if the pestle and mortar is an option, if I can be bothered enough, I might give it a try when I am in a tight corner for colour… by re-grinding the paint pigment which in all cases is as hard as a rock. .
Inkston Angie Behrmann we are friend of the Tianya’s boss. They are a nice couple and both are famous artists in China. 🙂
Shǒu Bì Qiáng Zhuàng Maria Norma Herrera Papp Have you ever tried Sakura? They’re a little on the expensive side but the density of the pigment is little short of astounding. The packing is pristine and the tubes are “open” when you take off the lids.
Their pastel selection is unusual and has “heavy” colours. I really like them and wish I’d found them before.
If I find a solution Ill let you know to the Maries issue.
I think in trying to conform to Western issues of handling lead all your life (and dying young) they haven’t put in enough thought or understanding of the process of migration to newer packaging. Its failing badly.
Shǒu Bì Qiáng Zhuàng Angie Behrmann Ill look into this.
Shǒu Bì Qiáng Zhuàng Inkston So this paint is a powder? Like poster paint?
Inkston Angie Behrmann yes, they are artists and this is not Japanese or sino-Japanese brand. It is 100% Chinese. Their professional grade pigments are not cheap at all.
Inkston Shǒu Bì Qiáng Zhuàng yes, it is powder. Since it is difficult to ship powder internationally, we still have not found a good way to distribute them. Jiang SiXu Tang is a good option in this case and the quality is very good.
Shǒu Bì Qiáng Zhuàng Do Yasutomo provide Tubes of paint. I cannot use the little hard bowls of colour. Chinese art doesnt cater for it. I need it thick sometimes and watery others but primarily I need to mixa nd work the shade using several creamy paints from the tubes.
I find that the small dishes get so coloured and messy I cannot see where I was.
Yes, you can but please make sure the inkstone is cleaned well before you use different colours. 🙂
You can find some feedback left by customers. 🙂 https://www.inkston.com/?s=jing+zhua2nd March 2019 at 1:59 pm in reply to: Inkston initial brush #4 vs Inkston 0903WsWl Combination brush #19815
For the difference between 0903WsWl and Initial brush #4, the hairs belong to the same type but different grade. The 0903WsWl has much higher than than the initial brushes. The 0903WsWl is designed to suit for all levels, including levels from beginners to professionals. The initial brushes are designed specifically for beginners. The hair grade of initial brushes is lower and therefore the price is very affordable. 🙂
I hope this answer is helpful! If you still cannot decide and need assistance, please kindly let me know your level and type of painting/ calligraphy you mostly do.2nd March 2019 at 1:53 pm in reply to: Inkston initial brush #4 vs Inkston 0903WsWl Combination brush #19814