I leave for Germany tomorrow. I finished this piece,”Your Word is Your Bond,” last night.
There is a flock of Gold Leaf birds flying through the arm, but it is very difficult to see them due to the discoloration that occurred during burning.
This piece had to be recreated after a bit of a mishap when I switched gun powders. I had to switch after running out of Winchester 748, which was a medium/low burn rate with a low burn temperature. (It is perfect for this kind of work, but hard to find and it takes months if you order it due to governmental restrictions.) I tried to use a Magnum powder… bad idea.
Here is the video of the mishap. it is kind of funny now, but it nearly torched my camera at the time.