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    I'm sure this has been asked before but seems I wasn't paying attention. I have a few Santas with very white beards and hair. I'd like to tone them down and thought antiquing may be the answer but I'm not sure how to go about it. Help gladly accepted!

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    Doug Outside, YouTube videos, uses an acrylic Antiquing solution...check one of his videos on the "technique." I use boiled linseed oil and a little raw umber oil paint...Mike Shipley technique. It is in most of his carving books.

    Good luck.
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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    • #3
      I am just a newbie but I have been using Folkart Antiquing Medium Plaid 811 with Jo Sonja's Retarder and Antiquing Medium. After carving is painted and dry I apply a water- based clear glazing medium over the carving and let it dry. Then I mix the Antiquing medium with the Retarder to get the color I want and then brush on and wipe down. The retarder solution just buys you a little time before the Antiquing starts to set up. As I said just a newbie and I am open to other ideas. Thank You David.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by David H View Post
        I am just a newbie but I have been using Folkart Antiquing Medium Plaid 811 with Jo Sonja's Retarder and Antiquing Medium. After carving is painted and dry I apply a water- based clear glazing medium over the carving and let it dry. Then I mix the Antiquing medium with the Retarder to get the color I want and then brush on and wipe down. The retarder solution just buys you a little time before the Antiquing starts to set up. As I said just a newbie and I am open to other ideas. Thank You David.
        Sounds very similar to Doug Outsides approach and his work looks nice...so you have a technique.
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post

          Sounds very similar to Doug Outsides approach and his work looks nice...so you have a technique.
          Thank You but Doug is my "Want to be like" as I said just a newbie, who also learns from Doug Linker.

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          • #6
            For an antiquing solution that tones down colors but isn't too dark, a fruitwood gel stain applied lightly and wiped down works well. I find this is a more subtle finish than some others that I think tend to be a bit too dark.

            It's a matter of personal taste, of course.
            Arthur

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            • #7
              I use Mike Shipley's method of Boiled Linseed Oil and Raw Umber oil paint mixed together. It really softens the colors. I really like Doug Outside's videos, but I am not sure on his method of antiquing...I guess to each his own. This method I use antiques as well as preserves your carvings.

              I have found that I am starting to tint the beards on Santa's to give them a bit of grayish color. 1/2 Snow White, 1/2 Vintage White and a drop of Granite Gray sets the beard off a bit from the Snow White color of the trim on most of my Santas.

              Everyone has good suggestions here...just go for a method that you like!

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              • #8
                what am i missing? about Doug Outside.? each time i search for him in youtube i get nothing but Doug Linker. same results with a generic google search, also with facebook.
                are they truly one and the same person? i do not get a hit with anything but Linker showing up.
                Denny

                photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                • #9
                  Interesting, I did a search and came up with the same. Anyway, here is a link that will get you to one of his tutorials and you should be able to see the rest via it:
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlIr95-ZlCc

                  I can post more links if you need them. Great fellow to watch.
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

                  http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                  • #10
                    Interesting, Doug LInker takes you to the same guy??? Odd, but it is YouTube.
                    Bill
                    Living among knives and fire.

                    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                    • #11
                      ya, as i type in precisely doug outside , nothing but doug linker shows up.
                      Denny

                      photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                      • #12
                        Doug Outside is probably approaching the YouTube ban list for showing sharp knives.

                        Anyway, check him out and he is very instructional and also entertaining with his hiking videos. Great guy.
                        Bill
                        Living among knives and fire.

                        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                        • #13
                          Doug Outside=Doug Linker.

                          Tinwood

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tinwood View Post
                            Doug Outside=Doug Linker.

                            Tinwood
                            Yes, but he doesn't go by that moniker for his videos...does he?
                            Bill
                            Living among knives and fire.

                            http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                            • #15
                              Doug Outside changed the name of his You Tube channel to his actual name Doug Linker.

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