Matsu 松 まつ Set (sea shells) - Limited Edition
Matsu Set is a limited edition palette curated by Peppercon.
This little travel set contains 6 colours made from natural mineral pigments from Tokyo. Matsu (松 まつ) means 'pine' in Japanese. Pine symbolised longevity, virtue, and youth in Japan. These six subdued colours are quietly spoken and are packed with characters, just like a sleeping pine tree in the deep forrest.
Each of these little shells contains about 1/5 to 1/4 of a half-pan.
Here are the colours included:
- Matsu Birch
- Matsu Plum
- Matsu Smoke
- Matsu Willow
- Matsu Storm
- Matsu Cedar
This set also include:
- A small travel tin
- A hand-painted colour chart
- A strong magnet has been attached to each pan for your convenience
- All colours will be wrapped individually in foil to protect them during delivery
These artist-grade paints are all hand-mulled in tiny batches by me in Melbourne, Australia. I sourced and tested pigments from both local and international suppliers to create this collection. I made my own binder which includes natural ingredients such as gum, honey and a little bit of natural preservative. Each pigment has its own recipe as they react very differently when mixed. I have spent hours and made countless batches of test paint to get a good balance of pigment to binder. Unlike many commercial watercolours, no fillers are used in the process, only binder and pigment. In some colours, up to 70% pigment was used. All pans are hand-poured and dried gradually in three layers to ensure they are fully filled. It takes at least two weeks to complete each pan depending on the weather and the pigment.
Please note, even though I tried my best to make each pan perfect, they won't be. Some cracking might appear on some colours due to the climate or the pigment. Cracking in the pan will not affect the use or the ability of the paint to re-wet.
While all colours in this collection are made from non-toxic ingredients, they are not for human consumption. Keep out of reach of small children.
These mineral pigments have a 'very good' lightfastness rating. The colour index (if provided by the manufacturer) is indicated on the packaging for your information.
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