...time to crack open the Liquid Bright Gold...
Because my arm was giving me major problem (shaking so bad I was trying to eat with my left hand instead of my right), I thought it might be easier to use this strange sort of pen instead of a brush as, after all the work so far, I didn't want to ruin it all with shaky/messy linework.
The pen is really cool, you can see it below. It's like an open ink-pot where you put a couple drops of gold in the top of the little brass(?) head, and it feeds down through the bottom. You can use nib-type pens as well, but even after practicing with them, I couldn't get a consistent flow, which was both frustrating, and the lines were ugly.
Because this particular Liquid Bright Gold went on gold/yellow coloured, I switched to a red micron pen so I would be able to see better than if I had used a black pen.
I also did the Sleepy Pig, but somehow forgot to take pictures...
...then I fired it overnight, the day before I had to leave to go home.
...and what was the result?
Now, either the gold in the bottle was contaminated, or the pen I used had some kind of residue... I did clean it thoroughly with turpentine first... but, y'never know.
So, an entire day wasted, and I had to go home. At this point, it was late October, and the first baby was due end of October...
I was rather upset... and my arm was in pretty bad shape.