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Old 02-02-2019, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Meet the Dichro-Marblings

Tom and Sue met at the library while researching the underpiinings of their colorific dichroic natures - starting with Sir Isaac Newton's Opticks (1704):


They liked what they learned, got married, vowed to resonate and stay on the bright side of life. The pre-nups did not include a nonproliferation treaty, so they got amorous and begat Billy and Floribunda.

Meet the Dichro-Marblings; steps:
Coat the brass tubes with 2 coats of Daniel Smith watercolor ground, dry 1 day between coats.
Color-tone the tubes with handmade watercolor paints - see earlier post here:
Handmade Watercolor Pens
Dip the stoppered/toned tubes in Alum (2tbs in a quart of water), dry x 4 hours.
Thicken tepid water with methyl cellulose - 1 tbs methyl cellulose + 1 tbs ammonia + 1 tsp white distilled vinegar - mix gently with a wire whisk - let it rest for and hour to "debubble".
Gently drop various colors of Golden High Flow acrylic paints onto the surface, stir carefully with home made rakes (T-pins,through soft wood, dowel handle).
Wiggle the tube down through the floating painting, wiggle it back out, then gently rinse in fresh H2O; dry x 8+ hours.
Repeat the marbling through a fresh painting, rinse, dry overnight.
Tube-in cast with Douglas and Sturgess PR mixed with bits of dichroic film and copper flake, 50psi.
Cure x 1 week.
Turn and finish as usual.




They are living happily ever after so far (disclaimer: results may vary, and circumstances are subject to change without prior notice).

Happy Saturday to all - Bob
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Beautiful artwork, thanks for showing. I like your stories.


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Beautiful work as always, and I enjoy the sharing of your processes and workflow. That's very generous of you.
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Outstanding looking pens .Thanks for telling us about the artistic process. Darrell
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It's apparent a fair amount of time went into the process. I'm especially partial to the embedded flakes adding another dimension to the finished pens. Stunning work.
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Very nice, thanks for sharing the process.
I've thought there should be a Bash contest for the most innovative new idea of the past year. But you would win it hands down every year.
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Beautiful work, Bob ... very creative description also ... thanks !!
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Wow! If you were a Minister, Pastor, or Priest, you would have been able to take one word and made 10 sermons out of it! You parse colors much better than I can parse Greek!

Beautiful in word and deed!
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Like the woman at the next table in the restaurant in "When Harry Met Sally," I want whatever you are having. Your imaginative work is amazing.
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Amazing results from your in-house artistic copulation!

These are definitely stand out pens....nothing out there like these.....keep them coming!
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