I was checking out your inked guitars and want to know what kind of ink and finish you used on the instruments. This is a very cool idea and you do EXQUISITE work!
I was able to work on the raw (unfinished) wood for the Marlow collaboration guitars, and I used Sakura Micron pens for those, mostly just because I’m used to how those handle. I’m not sure what kind of coating / finish Steven applied to them. For most guitar pieces though, where I’m working on wood that has already been factory “finished”, I use either black sharpies or FW white acrylic ink with a tiny brush, depending on the color of the instrument. Some sharpie or white ink pieces are “sealed” with either matte acrylic gel medium, others with spray on sealants, but I’m sure there are probably other, better options that I haven’t figured out yet.
Regardless, thank you for you kind words about my art!
I’ve been working on a setup for making my own prints, and I recently finished building a vacuum table. A vacuum table is basically a flat, perforated surface over a hollow chamber attached to a vacuum pump, achieving something like the opposite of an air hockey table. They allow you to print ink onto paper (or whatever) without the paper pulling up and sticking to the screen or shifting around and messing up your image. They are the much cleaner and not-as-potentially-brain-damaging alternative to holding your paper in place with, like, aerosol glue.