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  • Finally, finally - finsihed these books!

    I've been working on these for weeks, and they're finally done!

    They've been commissioned by the lovely lady who runs Love Potion Perfumes in the USA - one is for her perfume recipes, and the other one is a surprise gift for her (left-handed) business partner. They're sized to fit 11" US paper, with the three holes they have (with brass screw-fittings that aren't shown here), and finished with PVA varnish to resist contact with perfume oils.

    I won't post them up publicly on my site yet, even though she gave her permission, as I don't want to risk spoiling the surprise, but now I found that I can make an album here, you get a sneak preview!






    They took me ages and ages and AGES to do...
    Cheers,
    Scorch

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    Excellent work as usual... what sort of pyro tips did you use? The quality of the line is superb and I was just wondering if you use many different sizes/thicknesses.

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    • #3
      OMG those are so beautiful. I love the idea of a left-handed book (as a leftie myself) she and her business partner are going to be delighted.
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      • #4
        Thank you very much!

        It's all done with a single tip, actually - a wire point that I've shaped like the edge of a fountain-pen nib... about 2.5mm wide, I guess. The linework is done with it edgeways on, which makes it slide along beautifully smoothly over the grain. The blackwork and shading is done with it broadways on, which lets you fill in faster, or shade by using the heatloss to make the burn fade out. Works for me...

        Rotten photos, I know - not really enough light for my little camera. I'll have another go tonight with the big one...
        Cheers,
        Scorch

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Scorch View Post
          Thank you very much!

          It's all done with a single tip, actually - a wire point that I've shaped like the edge of a fountain-pen nib... about 2.5mm wide, I guess. The linework is done with it edgeways on, which makes it slide along beautifully smoothly over the grain. The blackwork and shading is done with it broadways on, which lets you fill in faster, or shade by using the heatloss to make the burn fade out. Works for me...
          No, that's basically what I do as well. I tend to use the basic nib and shape or rotate them as required. I just wondered if you did the same or whether you were a frequent nib swapper!

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          • #6
            Oh Scorchy they are so beautiful!!!!! I too am left handed - what a good idea!!!! Sue xx
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            • #7
              Wow! They are impressive. They look like they would have taken ages to do. Well done you!!!
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              • #8
                They are amazing. They can't help but be delighted with them, where else could they get something as beautiful but unique to themselves. I really hope they appreciate them.
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                • #9
                  Tracey those are beautiful, terrific work indeed. How long did it take you to them? I bet all that detail took it out on the eyes too lol!

                  Whoever you made those for should be over the moon with delight!

                  Congratulations, very inspiring!

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                  • #10
                    They are absolutely superb, they must have taken ages, I wish I was that talented>!!!
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                    • #11
                      wow, those are wonderful, you are very talented

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                      • #12
                        Thank you, everyone!

                        Si - I wondered if I was the only one using the tips that way, too! I've not been taught to do any of this, y'see, but just made it up as I went along. Works well for me that way, though...

                        They did take a long, long while to do - the one with the vines especially. I used a really bright light and lots of time, basically! Some of it talking to my family on the phone at the same time... The vine-y one's a bit over-elaborate for my taste, to be honest, and I prefer the LP one with the ivy, but it's what the lady wanted.

                        I'm really pleased with them now they're done, though, and she's happy with the pics. I'll post them off tomorrow, and hopefully she'll be pleased with them when they arrive. I'm doing a part-swap for some perfume oils, so I'll be smelling nice forever and ever now!
                        Cheers,
                        Scorch

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                        • #13
                          Wow, no wonder they took a long time, they are beautiful. Very intricate work!
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                          • #14
                            Stunning! And the left handed book is a great idea (my husband is left handed)...brilliant, well done
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                            • #15
                              They are lovely.
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