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Old 01-02-2017, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Last 7 Pens of 2016; various techniques

Happy New Year to everyone on this fine forum!

Here are my last 7 Virage fountain pens of 2016; various techniques:

1)Golden brand acrylic pastel ground on the slowly rotating brass tube; Sennelier brand iridescent pastels; spray-fixed with Blair Very Low Odor fixative; Golden brand interference acrylics; airbrushed Createx brand gloss top coat; tube-in cast with PR; turned as usual.
2) Alcohol-based inks; see previous thread here:
Joyous Barrel Decoration with Alcohol-based inks
airbrushed[/url] Createx brand gloss top coat; tube-in cast; etc.
3) Jacquard dimensional metallic acrylics; Golden brand interference acrylics; tube-in cast; etc.
4) Jacquard dimensional metallic acrylics; tube-in cast; etc.
5) Golden brand acrylic pastel ground; Sennelier brand iridescent pastels; spray-fixed with Blair Very Low Odor fixative; airbrushed Createx brand gloss top coat; in-tube cast with PR; etc.
6) Golden brand acrylic pastel ground; Sennelier brand iridescent pastels; spray-fixed with Blair Very Low Odor fixative; Golden brand interference acrylics; airbrushed Createx brand gloss top coat; tube-in cast with PR; turned as usual.
7) Alcohol-based inks; airbrushed Createx brand gloss top coat; Golden brand interference acrylics; airbrushed Createx brand gloss top coat; tube-in cast with PR; turned as usual.

Here's to a fun and creative 2017.

Gratefully, Bob

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Absolutely amazing work Bob. You continue to inspire!!
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I just love these! Great work!
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Marvelous pens Bob! Thanks for sharing these.
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Beautiful work Bob! I especially like the number 6 pen, it looks like a work of art. Thanks for sharing your work and the specifics of your techniques.

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Heartfelt thanks for kind words Mark, Michael, Charlie, and Jim!

And thanks to so many for the inspiration, depth of knowledge, adventurism, and kind comments and "likes" through '16 - much more fun ahead.

I'm working on some new techniques - always glad to share - stay tuned.

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Superb work, Bob !!!!! . Happy New Year to you and yours !!!
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I really like the artwork on the larger diameter pens. Beautiful!
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#7 reminds me of Koi fish swimming. Beautiful work!
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Bob, that's a beautiful group of pens. Your work is always amazing!
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