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Kintsugi with Daniel Kucan

Dan is back to demonstrate the Japanese art technique, Kintsugi.
Kintsugi with Daniel Kucan
Materials:
  • The porcelain or ceramic item you want to repair
  • A tube of 60 second epoxy
  • A metal spatula or putty knife or wood spatula 
  • A bottle of powdered paint pigment
  • A razor blade


Directions:

  1. It's always a good idea to have some mineral spirits or acetone for clean up, and some rags. But hey, you live your life, you crazy rock and roll child.

  2. Make sure the ceramic is clean and free of debris and dry fit the pieces together a few times so you know exactly how they will fit.

  3. Spread a SMALL amount of the powdered pigment onto a work surface and add a small amount of the 60 second epoxy. Mix well and fast! (Don't use liquid pigment. It will monkey with the epoxy's ability to hold. Use the powdered stuff.)

  4. Using the spatula, apply the (now colored) epoxy to the edges of the broken pieces and fit them together. You only have a few seconds to do this.

  5. Hold the pieces together for a minute or so until they hold fast.

  6. When all the pieces are fit together, use the razor blade to cut off the excess epoxy. Don't wait too long to do this! The longer you wait, the harder that stuff gets. If you wait til tomorrow, it's NEVER coming off. Don't say I didn't warn ya.

Turning Broken Dishes Into Art - Home & Family

Daniel Kucan teaches you about the Japanese art technique, Kintsugi.


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