Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cut your own drawing nibs

MAKE YOUR OWN DRAWING NIB!
You know you want to.
Assemble materials (ignore the already-cut nib in that photo)
Cut this with hole punch and scissors
Roll the end around something thin and fit it into your nib holder
Fold in half and score the inside
Cut in a curve. This one will be short... you can make any size. Try huge, it's fun.
Heat, then cool in water

Try it out!
Maybe it's a writing nib?
You can slice the tip for extra messiness and flexibility..
...or sand it for smoothness.
(If you want to make a sketchbook holder, look here)

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

These are interesting!
I made on once with bamboo. Never thought of making a metal one.