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Urushi Mina Update!

Hi Pen Fans!

It's time for an update to the Urushi Mina Project.

I gotta say, this stage is one of the absolute coolest techniques that I've ever seen!  I've watched Ernest's video about 5 times already!

At this stage, a urushi mixture is floated on water.  The mixture then jets across the surface of the water and coalesces into a fine reticulated network as the alcohol separates out of the mixture and dissolves into the water.  This looks like a very interesting spider-web.  

The pen parts are then carefully dipped into the mixture, and this "spider web" clings to the pen.  Amazing!

Go to the Mina Urushi Project Page for a full description, or watch the video below....



Thanks!

Brian at Edison and Ernest at Hakumin Urushi

Comments
Kaspar's Gravatar That is so utterly cool! Ernest, your art never ceases to amaze. Can't wait to see the finished product.
# Posted By Kaspar | 1/10/12 11:04 AM
Julie's Gravatar Absolutely fascinating process!
# Posted By Julie | 1/11/12 7:13 PM
Brian Gray's Gravatar Agreed! So very cool!
# Posted By Brian Gray | 1/12/12 9:57 AM
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