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  • Just Carving #26

    Back to some relief carving. 4x4.5x1" basswood, acrylic paint, 2-part background solution, antiqued, & Feed & Wax.

    the original was found on Pinterest by Kevin Keeler

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    Last edited by joepaulbutler; 01-11-2022, 06:12 PM.
    . . .JoeB

  • #2
    Oooh that stache!!! Love it!


    • #3
      Thanks, Becky
      . . .JoeB


      • #4
        He is great Joe. You carve some fun caricatures.
        We live in the land of the free because of the brave! Semper Fi


        • #5
          i am glad to see you are back to carving these homely folks i really enjoy them and do a lot of grinning when you post


          • #6
            Hi Joe, This Guy is Definitely for the Wall . Just all round Great Job . Merle


            • #7
              Another wonderful character study - and number 26 at that!


              • #8
                Hi Joe
                Have to agree with Phil on this one mate. Nailed it!! Another Joe classic.


                • #9
                  Excellent carving, Joe! Your character caricatures are really great!

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                  • #10
                    Becky, thank you, I'm such a great speller I had to look up "stache" OH

                    Randy, thank you, Pinterest has a wealth of them to copy, I am thankful for that

                    Herb, thank you, you know they are characters, but it is still a place to hone my skills so when I want to try again something in the round I'll feel more at ease with it

                    Merle, thank you, Pam said "oh my" and started looking around the room for some space.

                    Phil, thank you, I don't why I'm being drawn to these types, but can't wait to get started on another one.

                    Glen, thank you,

                    Claude, thank you, "character caricatures" never thought of them in quite that way, but yelp.

                    Thank you all for your most gracious comment, coming from this group of people means a lot to me.
                    . . .JoeB


                    • #11
                      Good work as usual. Would you talk some more about your paint and finish process. Thanks and keep up the good work.


                      • #12
                        Thank You, Flint.

                        "Would you talk some more about your paint and finish process." =

                        1) I wet my carving and keep it damp during painting. The acrylic paint is most generally applied straight out of the bottle not diluting.

                        2) for my background I use two solutions I mix up.

                        The first coat is 1 teaspoon of Mixed Tannis (powder 300ml extract), 300ml water

                        The second coat is ± 1+1/4 pint of white vinegar, & I degreased fine wool pad. I say degreased because some wool pads have oil in them. this solution will need to sit for about a week for the iron acetate to form

                        3) for antiquing a mixture of 1" burnt umber oil=33ml mineral oil & 66ml BLO.

                        after a day or so I use Feed-N-Wax over the whole thing.

                        Hope this will help if not, knock on my door again.
                        . . .JoeB


                        • #13
                          Another fun character, well done Joe.


                          • #14
                            Thanks, Ed
                            . . .JoeB


                            • #15
                              Joe, thanks for info about painting. I love your charakters, These expression in the face, gorgious! Just wanted to search for Kevin Keeler on pinterest, failed