Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Don - what exactly is it that you want to try ?
the definition of "Kintsugi" is to repair broken pottery
and highlight the joined seams with gold.
I can't find anything in google about using it on wood items in particular.
but of course, if you have a wooden dish, bowl, urn, goblet, etc.
that you wanted to break up and put back together, it would be
a fairly easy process.
go to any art and crafts store: Hobby Lobby, Michaels, probably even
walmart, etc and find some glue (or even fingernail polish) that is
gold colored to cover the seams with.
I would use regular TiteBond II for assembly of a wooden item and
use the gold colored glue just for the aesthetics. (or any color you desire).
if you did not want to go through the process of breaking up an item,
you can just apply the gold colored glue (or nail polish) in a pattern
that would imitate a repaired item using the Kintsugi method.
now, if you wanted to use real 23k gold leaf, that takes it into a whole other
skill set. I would see what you can find in the crafts store first to practice with.
option #2 would be to find some gold colored powder and mix with epoxy.
this takes a steady hand as a small smudge sets you back to the start.
if you could explain a little more in detail of what you want to do,
it may help with better feedback.
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 09-10-2019 at 05:08 PM.