|Project by JohnGreco||posted 07-30-2011 09:48 PM||1147 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I’ve started to play around with stabilized burls for my pens. This one came to me stabilized and double dyed black & gold. I paired it with a gunmetal & 24k gold trim fountain pen kit, which really seemed to go nicely.
The blank was interesting to work with. Kind of like a cross between wood and acrylic from the resins, with a finish very similar to acrylic. I like that I didn’t need to slather on any thick CA to fill in interior voids. I also like that the dye wasn’t completely saturating, so although there was a lot of gold with hints of the black dye, it retained some of the whites and reds that the wood naturally has.
If my writing style were a better fit for fountain pens I think I’d be keeping this one for my personal collection :)
Thanks for looking.