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  • #2
    Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

    what is the overall length?

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    • #3
      Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

      About 15-1/2".

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      • #4
        Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

        I have a couple questions about the keychains themselves…

        Are primer and shellac necessary? I'm guessing the primer makes the colors brighter, But what does the shellac do? Does it just give them a wet, fishy look?

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        • #5
          Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

          Michelle,
          Primer and shellac are not necessary. Primer seals the wood for easier application of color especially if dry brushing. The amber shellac helps to reduce the starkness of the colors and helps to blend them by actually slightly changing colors. Shellac does make the finish shiny. I like to spray Krylon Matte over the fish when its all done. Just my preference. These are "Folk Art" which means to me, use whatever you have; experiment and have fun!

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          • #6
            Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

            Excellent, thanks! I will experiment with them.

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            • #7
              Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

              I didn't have shellac, so after painting and a light sanding I used a real light wash of burnt umber to tone the colors down then sealed it with Deft satin spray. It was a fun little project

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              • #8
                Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

                Good idea! I have also used a dark oil base stain. Slop it on and wipe off right away. Nice effect.

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                • #9
                  Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

                  I did the exact same thing as Midnight Carver. I liked the result.
                  Keep On Carvin'
                  Bob K.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Article discussion thread:Folk-Art Fish Keychain holder

                    I'm really glad to see that people are having fun carving and experimenting with the keychains!

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                    • #11
                      Finally got around to a fish...

                      .. image.jpeg

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                      • #12
                        Test. Will this comment end up in this thread or in the thread where the link to this thread was posted?
                        Terry

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