Imagine texturing a bird carving in minutes instead of hours! Razertip's new Feather Formers™ let you define a feather and burn the barb texture in seconds. Not only are feather formers™ faster to burn with, but painting a "Feather-Formed" surface is easier because the texture is not too deep. You can easily paint accent marks at angles to the main texture, creating a very soft, natural look. Once your bird has been textured with Feather Formers™ you can come back with you regular pens to create stray barbs or splits as desired, or you can continue on with stoning techniques. The possibilities are endless.
Burning the throat and head feathers on this hummingbird took less than 4 minutes. Throat feathers are around 250 lines per inch, while the top of the head was burned at 130 lines per inch. There are 60 different Feather Formers available from 40 lines per inch to 250 lines per inch.
Feather Former™ tips are made from wrapped wire that burns multiple lines on contact. Feather and hair textures of almost any type can be achieved by using the bent portions (corners) of the various tip shapes (skew, spear, chisel and round). Sets of 4 tips are available in each different coarseness. Tip sets are a great way to get started with Feather Formers™ as they will allow you to achieve whatever texture you want.
Ridiculously Fine, what else could we call them? They burn 250 lines per inch, much finer than anyone can burn with a single-point tip. Great for extreme miniatures. Use with standard or heavy duty cord. Available as a heavy duty pen or heavy duty tip.
Extra-Fine tips can burn 120 lines per inch, still finer than anyone can burn with a single-point tip. Ideal for burning feathers on Hummingbirds and miniature bird carvings. Use with heavy duty cord. Available as a heavy duty pen or heavy duty tip.
Fine tips can burn 85 lines per inch. Fine tips are great for miniatures and very small birds such as Siskins, Sparrows and Hummingbirds etc. Use with heavy duty cord. Available as a heavy duty pen or heavy duty tip.
Medium tips can burn 70 lines per inch. Medium tips can be used even on small birds, and are ideal for many birds from sparrow size up. Can even be used for fine detail finish on ducks. Use with heavy duty cord. Available as a heavy duty pen or heavy duty tip.
Coarse tips can burn 50 lines per inch. Coarse tips are very well suited for larger birds (crow size) as well as most ducks. Use with heavy duty cord. Available as a heavy duty pen or heavy duty tip.
Extra-Coarse tips can burn 40 lines per inch. Extra-Coarse tips are best suited for very large birds and birds with very coarse plumage (herons, cranes, etc.) Because of the large tip size they take longer to heat and to recover than other tips. The use of a heavy duty cord is essential. Available as a heavy duty pen or heavy duty tip.
Feather Former Booklet Full colour - 159KB
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