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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Marbled Gold Leaf Resin Calligraphy Oblique Holders DIY!

I used product I received from Eti-resin for this post.
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 Marbled Gold Leaf Resin Calligraphy Oblique Holders DIY!
This is a mouthful, but such a fun project!  If you know someone that is interested in Calligraphy or learning calligraphy, this would make a great gift.  Oblique holders are so fun to use because they help with the angle of the nib and plus they look so cool.
These ones are fabulous because they are handmade, marbled and gold leafed!
 You will need:
Easy Sculpt Epoxy Modeling Clay
White Spray paint
Easy Marble Paint



Gold Leaf and Adhesive



Brass Nib Holders (read this post for how to make them and all the details)

Precision Saw



Calligraphy Nibs



Easy Sculpt is a 2 part epoxy clay.  Read all the directions before use.
You need equal amounts of each pot.
Then mix it together until it is smooth and not marbled.
It is super sticky, but it is made to let it sit for a while to reduce stickiness and ease of molding.
I rolled them into pieces and let them sit for about 20 minutes.
Then rolled them into the desired shapes.  Be creative and make the holding part about 3/4 inch to an inch around.
Let them rest on parchment paper.  If they are still moldable, they may flatten as they sit.  Rotate them regularly for about an hour or 2.  Then let them cure overnight.
Now you will need the brass flange, instructions on this post.
Use the precision saw to cut a slit in the end of the pen holder.  It should be cut about half way in the center of the end.
Insert the flanges and glue in place with CA thin or superglue.


It just takes a few seconds to dry.
Next cover the flanges with some painters tape.
Give them a couple light coats of spray paint.
Sand down if you want a distressed look.
Next the marbling!
Marbling is so much fun.  Instead of going into all the details here, check out this post.
Drop in paint, swirl with a pin and dip in the pen holder.  Prop up on something to dry.
Use a cotton swab and some acetone to clean up the flanges, if necessary.
Now use a little gold leaf adhesive and paint it on the pen holders in places you want covered in gold.  Let the glue dry for a minute.
Then cover with gold leaf.  Roll on a piece of gold leaf, press with fingers.
Then use a stiff paintbrush to remove gold leaf that did not adhere to the adhesive.
Spray with a few light layers of lacquer and let them cure overnight.
Now you are ready to add some nibs and get writing!
Or give as a wonderful handmade gift!
I love how this one curls!
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