I have been experimenting with laminating layers of paper together with liquid diamonds resin. I entered one made with layers of paper cut from an old book in the advanced casting contest and it finished dead last. Admittedly it was an ugly pen but I was hoping to get some votes for doing something different. This pen was made in a similar fashion using layers of pink and white card stock. I did not enter this one in the contest because I did not take the requisite photo of the finished barrel while it was on the lathe. The card stock did not absorb the resin as well as the book pages so this blank was more brittle and harder to turn.