Hello friends, how are you?
Please allow me to share with an Urushi technique for fountain pen that I have been working on last three years.
It is called 季映塗り or Kieinuri (季映is pronounced /ki ei/ which means seasons reflection)
It is real leaf on Urushi and then gold powder and then matt Urushi. The process is double what it takes with making Urushi.
In the second picture you can see the leaf veins after steaming and pounding process.
Left is Camelia Japonica (さざんか）and right is Holly Olive (ひいらぎ）
This is just one third way. Next is to dye with gold powder and continue with urushi coating to put on the pen.
I would really appreciate any of your thought about this.
Thank you very much!