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Monday, July 2, 2012

Gohonzon mounted by me



                              Gohonzon mounted on a blank wall scroll using wheat paste.

6 comments:

  1. yes and great job - I'm in the process now (my wheat paste is in the fridge, aging). I hope mine comes out this good

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  2. What kind of paper are you planning to use?

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  3. well, I have already printed one out on a 100% cotton sort of a vellum finish, ivory, but I am rethinking and maybe thinking rice paper, but am researching to see if it is too absorbant to go through a printer? What is your suggestion

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  4. I'm certainly not an expert but fine acid free and parchment paper seems to be working fine. After 30 years, if I'm still around, i'll let you know. The main thing is to double strain the Zen paste and not use too much to the point that the paper gets sopping wet. Then I place tons of weighted books over it and my granite life sized Buddhahead.

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  5. Of course, I place a clean paper or two over the Gohonzon and then the books and weight. I leave it on, at least 3 hours, sometimes 24 hours.

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