Processed (Sized) Single Xuan Paper (Shuen Paper) Calligraphy WritingPaper material: Shuen Paper
Thin and transparent, the Cicada Wings is a processed Xuan Paper particularly suited for Fineline (Gongbi) Painting.
Since it is processed, the paper underwent an additional step after the normal manufacturing process of Xuan Paper in which a chemical substance called alum was added. Alum decreases the absorbency of the paper, and the amount of absorbency is determined by how much alum is applied. Since this paper is processed (as opposed to being unprocessed), it received a large amount of alum and is therefore not very absorbent.
This trait makes the Cicada Wings the perfect paper for drawing and painting fine lines. In addition to Gongbi Fineline Painting, the paper also can be used for calligraphy, particularly if you are producing small Kai Shu, Li Shu and Zhuan Shu scripts.
Additionally, because it is single-ply and therefore very thin, this paper will work well with Encaustics.
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