Thursday, December 31, 2015

Faux Kintsugi tutorial

A few months ago one of my favorite plant pots was knocked from a table and broken. It was purchased many years ago and I loved the color and shape of it. I had glued it back together because I just had to keep it. I remember seeing images of Japanese pots that had been repaired with gold. I loved the philosophy behind the reasoning so today I did a faux Kintsugi repair on it using supplies I had in my studio.

From Wikipedia:
Kintsugi (金継ぎ?) (Japanese: golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (金繕い?) (Japanese: golden repair) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

How I did it....
Mix together some Apoxie Sculpt and push it into the cracks. Rub Pearl Ex  (I used Brilliant Gold) onto the Apoxie Sculpt. Then I painted the Pearl Ex with Liquitex high gloss varnish to protect the Pearl Ex powder.
  That is it. Now I am going to plant some spider plants that I purchased on ebay into the pot.

repaired pot image

Monday, December 28, 2015

Tis the season for football

When you are out and about be careful where you step because you never know when you will come across a game in progress.

football players

I had planned on coming back much sooner but 2015 was not finished throwing punches at my family yet. Our mom passed away the night before Thanksgiving. I had not much felt like creating anything. Then I realized how mad that would have made her. All of my life she was always a huge supporter of anything I made.