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Visual Dissonance Created By A Bumbling Pen Maker

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#1 jj9ball


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 15:06

One of my favorite things about casting and then creating a fountain pen is the color.  You get to decide how the color is blended when you cast.  When it comes to making the pen you can decide how the colors fit together.  It was with all this in mind that this pen was created.  I mixed red and purple together to make the main parts of the pen.  Then I cast the 2 colors by themselves to use for highlight parts on the pen.  Then came the fun part.  I had to decide  how to mix the parts together and not make a disjointed mess.  You can be the judge here.  I used red for section and cap finial and the purple for the body finial.  I do have some of the material left and am thinking I may make an "alternate universe" version of this pen where I use purple for the body and red for the cap and make the finials and section from the mixed color.... I don't know.  Anywho, you guys be the judge.  Is it a mess or did it work?  


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Posted 26 April 2020 - 15:28

Pretty! Nice combination of colors!


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#3 inkstainedruth


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Posted 27 April 2020 - 00:08

Other than the fact that the color mix in the cap doesn't seem to quite match that on the barrel (which I presume comes from the different diameters)?  I think that the mix of colors for the cap and body finials is a nice touch.  

I like the red and purple together, especially on how they blend on the barrel (on the cap the colors seem more blotchy).

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ETA: Honestly, jj9ball, I didn't even notice the different finials until you brought them to peoples' attention.

Edited by inkstainedruth, 27 April 2020 - 00:10.

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Posted 27 April 2020 - 00:14

I like the red and purple together

Ah, Ruth, I see membership in the Red Hat Society in your future!

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