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Steel wool scratching pen (home made)

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Mr.Micron, Oct 14, 2015.


  1. Mr.Micron

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    On the Giger piece I did I used some real soft steel wool . I am working on another piece for my eldest that has some texture so I decided to try something different with the steel wool .
    I took an old ink pen and removed the ink cartridge from it and inserted the steel wool rolled up to fit snug in the shaft opening. 101_0447.JPG
    Then put it all together
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    Then put it to use to see if it would produce the effect I was looking for
    101_0449.JPG as shown here in the cape and hat ribbon. It does some really fine micro scratching .
    Just thought I would share this in case someone else might find it useful.
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    Great idea.
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    Thank you Herb for the cool trick!:thumbsup: I'll have the same in my arsenal!
    By the way I looked at steel wool today just a couple of hours ago and thought how to use it at our field. And here's the response of the Universe:)
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    This is the super soft steel wool , It is labeled on the package as angel hair spin steel wool and is super soft.
    The pen ideal came to me for getting tighter control of the scratching.
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    Nice tip herb, im working on a pic at the min and have been using sand paper to get some small hairs in but this could be an even better option.
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    That is awesome, seems like it is doing a fabulous job too!
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    Awesome idea,you might want to patent the idea before someone steals it:whistling:.I like many others i think will be making one of these thanks @Mr.Micron
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    Being getting a patent is such a pain I will allow you to do so :D
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    Great little tip Herb

    Do you need my addy so you can send me an early crimbo prezzy:whistling:
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    LOL you want me to send you one , I will be happy too. If you are talking about the modified pen . I think it should be able to pass through customs.
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    AAHH EEERRRMMM I would but..we dont have things like that in Devon..lollol
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    Only joking Herb but kind of you tooffer, im sure ill be able to make one.
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    I would be happy to send you one But I figured you was joking:D
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    Awesome! Herbypoos the Wondersharer (Distant cousin to Champion the Wonder Horse apparently if the rumours are truelollol,) strikes again. Boom!
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    Thanks, great job on the art too :)
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    Thanks here is an update on the art just to show it at 90% finished
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    Oh I forgot to say this was all done in Golden high flow Paynes gray , straight monotone no chaser LOL
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    Super cool piece!!! And awesome job!! Ima gonna have to try that!!
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    Thanks and I mainly came up with the ideal due to this is also on 5 X7 poster board stock and I learned on the Giger piece that my big finger and that tiny piece of steel wool do not always hit the target . now with the modified pen it works great and I can see where I am hitting on the painting .
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    You da man!!! ;)
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