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Old 06-19-2016, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Meshing around with Copper and Color (experimental pen)

This is an experimental pen - top is Batik (wax resist hand-dyed 8mm Habotai silk) and the bottom is copper mesh with pearlescent acrylic paint. Not a good color match, but does relate the Batik "color cells" to the mesh-delimited color diamonds (for future experiments). The technical challenge was to very quickly wrap the copper mesh around the well-sanded CA coated brass tube, quick CA accelerator spray, then release quickly to avoid spending the day picking glove fragments out of the mesh. Painting was simple - dowel to stabilize the tube, colored with Jacquard Lumiere pearlescent acrylics. Next step was tube-in pressure casting with PR, followed by careful turning (more fun ahead, can foresee some interesting cloisonne-style enameling-like possibilities):


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Like the mesh idea. i could see where it would be a challenge to keep the ends of the mesh from poking through.
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The "mosaic" mesh look is simply fantastic. Are you sure that you're not a creative mad scientist rather than a surgeon? Your work is so varied and inspirational as you really present some very creative challenges. Please continue to share your work with us.
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Intriguing Concept with the Mesh, also the Batik for Blanks, Bob.
Look forward to seeing your progress with these.
Thank you for Sharing,
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I have long been designing a type of "stained glass" pen blank in my mind. This is inspiring. Not quite what I had envisioned but it is close.

Love that idea! Looks great!
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Humble thanks Kirk, Peter, Brian and Hank.

These are little starts - planning to refine and streamline the working methods - and glad to share.

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Very creative and attractive, Bob !!!

Must have missed this thread last year. . Thanks for recently referencing it.
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Nice looking pen! In fact - I purchased that same mesh material from the hobby store just last week and soon came the same issue - getting it glued around the tube lol.
My plans are bit different than yours, but I like your idea! really cool.
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Thanks Mal and Glenn!

My plan for the next copper mesh wrap is to cut the mesh rectangle, then CA glue an edge onto the alcohol ink-painted tube (setting the glue quickly with a tiny bit of Insta-set accelerator on a sheet of non-stick parchment paper); then wrap & glue the remainder of the mesh around the tube; paint the mesh interstices with dimensional acrylic or tinted PR; then cast with a tube-in mold, etc.

Lots of possibilities.

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Thanks Mal and Glenn!

My plan for the next copper mesh wrap is to cut the mesh rectangle, then CA glue an edge onto the alcohol ink-painted tube (setting the glue quickly with a tiny bit of Insta-set accelerator on a sheet of non-stick parchment paper); then wrap & glue the remainder of the mesh around the tube; paint the mesh interstices with dimensional acrylic or tinted PR; then cast with a tube-in mold, etc.

Lots of possibilities.

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Thanks for the Preview Bob.
I am afraid I was left, just after you cut the mesh wrap to the mesh rectangle.

If you don't mind, I will sit here and wait until I see your Finished Post, and probably then I might be able to follow what you were contemplating.

No matter what it is, I am always assured that with you, it will be something Unique, Out of left Field, and All Inspiring.

Please Keep those Wheels Turning.
I Love your Work my Friend.
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