|seven in total|
As you can see I did a sample of each of the Min-wax wood finish pens on coffee stirrers. I need to get a few more for the other pens: meanwhile they are on a piece of scrap wood. These are just a quick reference when deciding what to use for what. Their colours will change from material to material but this is a rough reminder of how they look. In addition I satin varnished half of each of the wood ones so I could see the difference that would make.
|new gold v. old gold|
Sorry this is so out of focus but it will do well enough to show you the difference between the gold leaf pen (left edge) and the gold pen I was using before. Incidentally there is a down side to the gold leaf pen it has a rather chunky nib for our purposes; don't despair, if you pump it a few times to get it wet you can pick up the gold from it with a fine paintbrush and go from there if you want to do any detailing. Your brush will need to be cleaned with spirits though as I discovered too late to save my sweet little brush.
You will now get a week's respite from me as I am off to the (four day!) Philadelphia show tomorrow and then a bit of a road trip down the coast to end up flying back out of Richmond, Virginia. What japes, Pip!