This listing is for one half pan of NATURAL CINNABAR. This is a genuine mineral pigment made from finely ground cinnabar. It is a scarlet toned brick-red with a ton of granulation. Please note that this is a VERY HEAVY PIGMENT and pans weigh almost 3x that of other pigments!
Genuine mineral pigments are slightly chalky compared to the usual WLWC offerings. It has been mulled for a lengthy period of time to make it as soft an un-chalky as possible while still maintaining its beautiful colour.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PIGMENT IS BE TOXIC IF INGESTED. You shouldn't be eating your paints anyway, but especially not this one. Natural cinnabar is the most common source of mercury found in nature.
These paints are made from artist grade pigments that are rated good to excellent in light-fastness. They have been hand mulled into creamy-dreamy submission using my own all natural homemade binder base that has been tested and retested to allow you to easily re-wet your pans. Please keep in mind this base is all natural ingredients and contains trace amounts of clove oil which acts as an anti-mold agent to preserve the life of your paints and honey, which allow you to re-wet them quickly when you're ready to paint!
Due to the nature of handmade watercolours, some pans may contain cracks, tiny air-bubble holes or itty bitty sinkholes in the middle. I give my pans ample time to cure before wrapping and shipping them. To prevent this as much as possible, each pan is filled and dried in stages to minimize overall shrinkage. Also note that depending on the humidity of my environment, your environment, and everywhere your package goes in between, some pigment combinations can hold on to extra moisture and arrive a bit tacky/sticky. This also does not affect the paint itself, but please let it air dry once you unwrap it to re-harden
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me to ask!