Kintsugi Tutorial - Super Simple & Easy To Follow DIY Kintsugi
Watch this sped up - quick video of how DIY Kintsugi essentially works.
It’s about 50 seconds long.
Things you will need for this Kintsugi Tutorial:
i) Broken Pottery
The first one, you’re going to have ‘find’ - everything else - you can pick it up right here.
The Kintsugi Kit supplies you with all the essentials you’re going to need for the kit going forward.
All you have to do is - think about whether you’re after a Gold or Silver finish.
Now let’s start.
This is probably what you originally started off with.
A perfectly good piece of pottery.
In our case, we’ve got a naughty coffee mug.
Then all of a sudden it miraculously broke.
To most this looks like it would be going to straight into the bin.
However, this is perfect for this Kintsugi tutorial.
Grab yourself some space to work. Get your Kintsugi Kit ready as well as your equivalent of a mug. We’ve got work to do.
You want to eye up what goes where.
In the example above it is pretty obvious as there are only two pieces.
You’re only going to have fit one to another.
However, this step becomes more important when there are several pieces to put together.
You don’t want a situation where you fitted the wrong bit first.
Now you want to start to make the gold lacquer.
Mix the gold powder with the epoxy.
With the kit, you’re even provided with a little mixing stick that you can use to help create the ‘gold glue’.
Make sure you mix it thoroughly.
This is essentially what’s going to be what’s binding the broken pieces together.
Now with the brush provided.
You want to dip it into the gold epoxy that you have created, then hastily brush it alongside the broken edge that you want to connect to the other piece.
Act quickly though.
The epoxy starts to set quickly.
Once you are happy.
Apply it to the broken piece -- and hold it in place for at least 90 seconds. This will give it enough time to set before you move onto the next piece.
The fifth step.
Is literally just to repeat the fourth step until it’s all fixed.
If it is just one piece, you can essentially skip this step.
Make sure you don’t end up running out of your golden lacquer glue. You can always pick up another kit if you need more supplies.
Now the result.
After the above 5 steps, you should hopefully have something that looks a little like this.
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Keep on Kintsugi-ing!