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  • What Do EYE Do FIRST

    Hi Guys/Gals

    I just about finished my first snowman from egg shape piece of brasswood.

    How I was to paint it of course and wood burn it too.

    What do I do FIRST: PAINT & then wood burn the areas I want too ?
    OR
    Wood burn FIRST and then PAINT my project ?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: What Do EYE Do FIRST

    Woodburn first Schooner, and it will show thru your paint job. Thin your paint if you are using acrylics, about 4 to 1, maybe 2 to 1 for all white paint job.

    Tom
    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

    www.spokanecarvers.com

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    • #3
      Re: What Do EYE Do FIRST

      Just to clarify, If you try to paint first, then burn, you'll be burning acrylic paint (plastic) - not a good thing! I agree with Tom's mixing ratios: 4 to 1 usually means 4 parts water to one part paint. Go down to your local pharmacy and pick up a cheap eye-dropper. Mix 4 drops of water and 1 drop of paint. The eye dropper is used for the water, and the paint is dripped out of the drip cap on the acrylic paint bottle.

      Claude
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      • #4
        Re: What Do EYE Do FIRST

        agree with the comments but..... i dont like the look of wood burned detail, yes its beautiful if your painting the entire carving with heavy paint but i think if your going to thin the paint down as most do, i dont like to see the dark lines from the woodburner. but this is my perference only. dont let me stop anyone in trying something new, thats how we learn. look forward to the finished photos. good luck

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