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….