Wednesday, 27 February 2013
A Pen for VanGogh
I just finished this pen last night, a custom order for one of my Classic style pens, but with this lovely 'Charger Lava' resin from Bear Tooth Woods. I have not used this stuff before, so I was game to give it a whirl.
It was labelled as 'acrylic', but is very, very different from the usual acrylic acetate that I use for pen making. It was much more chippy and brittle (though not nearly so as some other resins, like polyresin or worse, inlace acrylester), and was a bit tricky to thread, but on the other hand, WOW! The colours and depth on this stuff is fantastic! Despite the challenges of using it, I think I will be ordering more of this. With it's brilliant swirls of gold on the dark blue background, this particular pen immediately reminded at least a couple of people I showed it to of one of VanGogh's paintings, 'Starry Night'.
Finishing this pen is a ball-end gold finish clip, as well as a two-tone JoWo steel nib, and a converter. The finial screws into the cap to hold the clip in place.
I hope the one who ordered it likes it as much as I do!