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A pen made out of bone.
This was a project from when I was in high school. It wasn't an assignment, but I made them for art class. I remember using them and I remember them working. Unfortunately I don't have any more ink.

These antlers were taken from a 4 point buck and given to me by a hunter. I cleaned the scalp and hair off of them and sanded the bone before tracing the celtic designs. I used an exacto knife to carefully whittle away the bone to form the tips that I wanted. I used the pointed one for etching and writing and for sketching with ink. The blunt one was used for smudging and blending. The designs took me hours to sketch and draw on the bone, but these are now 9 years old and still look like they did back then.

Posted by ZanyDays from Twin Falls, Idaho, United States • Published See ZanyDays's 112 projects »
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pink
pink · Channelview, Texas, US
what are these made of wood or antler
ZanyDays
ZanyDays · Twin Falls, Idaho, US · 122 projects
They are from a rack of antlers a hunter gave me when I was in high school. i think wood would soak up too much of the ink, but you're welcome to try it!
pink
pink · Channelview, Texas, US
alright thanks no just wondering cuss in some of the pictures it look wooden but yeah youre right wood would soak up the ink
ZanyDays
ZanyDays · Twin Falls, Idaho, US · 122 projects
The antler was from a small 2 point deer. The pictures show it branching. I sanded it down though. so I see how it could have thrown you off. These are definitely not wood. They are bone. I cleaned the scalp and hair off of them myself.
ZanyDays
ZanyDays · Twin Falls, Idaho, US · 122 projects
Correction - 4 point deer, derp.
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