Talking Seals

Use the Masters

Artist’s often struggle over where to place their seals on their artwork. One of the best ways to learn is by looking at the old masters.

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Don’t Eat It!

The red color of seal ink comes from the mineral cinnabar, which is then made into the color known as vermillion—and it’s poisonous.

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Not Too Tight

Unless you’re working on a very hard stone I suggest you wrap your seal stone in a bit of cloth, tissue, or soft leather before you clamp it into your seal vise.

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Seal Ruler

Although usually translated into English as a seal ruler (印規 yingui) this tool has nothing to do with taking measurements.

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