My 2019 pen stand entry was also based on the IAP theme. It was constructed from curly maple and black acrylic strips for accents. A clock insert was added along with a base that is filled with blue coral acrylic pieces and encased with Liquid Diamonds casting resin. It was hard to photograph but if looking down on the top of this you see the nice design the pieces make as I also tinted the resin a translucent blue. On top of this sits the pen holders in the shape of a fountain pen nib, made from polished brass and maple. It too can hold any size pen. The background of the clock holder was cut out using a scrollsaw and then back painted black. The entire stnd was finished with 10 coats of clear gloss lacquer. Another fun project and hope you like it.