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    I am working on a small piece of Black Walnut, approx 4 x 5 inches, the carved lines will be thin, has anyone done like a paint wash over the lines, then Sanded off the what remains outside the detail?
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    I would recommend that you always test your ideas on a piece of scrap wood first, to see how it works and how it looks. Thinned paint usually soaks in really well, so you may need some type of sealer applied first to make sure it doesn't soak in where you don't want it too. I have seen this technique used on larger pieces with deeper carved areas. And the "kolrosing" technique applies dark powders to inscribed lines. But not sure if the grain/pores of walnut wouldn't tend to keep it in areas where you didn't want it.
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    • #3
      Thank you for the good advice

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      • #4
        Yes with both white and dark colors. It is sealed wiped on and then wiped off fast> I try to go really light as too much means digging out the color. I always apply in layers to the effect I want. You also will need to seal with a note that the color in the cracks will stand out more. I only use this method if it is a have too...in order to add depth or make a line more pronounced.

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        • #5
          Take this as a grain of advice, but my uncle finished black walnut gun stocks with tung oil and they had some carving in them. Results looked fine, at the time...60 years ago.
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          • #6
            There are two different ways to dilute acrylic paints (assuming that's what you use):
            1. Water. This cuts the "stickiness" of the color and might leave the surface looking chalky.
            2. Acrylic Medium comes in flat, matte, satin and gloss. Essentially the paint with no color at all.
            You get all the working character with less color. Most every Artists' Paint Company has one, you can mix & match.
            daVinci, Grumbacher, Stevenson Windsor & Newton, Binney, etc My last bottle was from SpeedBall.

            I'd expect to wait quite a long time for the paint to really stiffen up before sanding.

            It just occurs to me:
            Is the grooves surface flat by any chance?
            Paint it. Clean it up with a fresh cut surface (no scratching) with a cabinet scraper.
            Last edited by Brian T; 06-29-2019, 03:44 PM.
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            • #7
              If you are using acrylic paint, there is also a type of medium called "extender" that can be used to both thin the paint and slow down the drying time. Gives you a better ability to wipe off before it dries too much.

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              • #8
                A lot of good tips. I would just add that walnut grain density and color can change along gain lines resulting in different absorption rates as you apply the paint so I would seal it well. Have you considered fine crushed inlay medium and supper glue. Check out inlay at Treeline USA .
                Last edited by Randy; 06-29-2019, 07:31 PM.
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                • #9
                  I use mini wax with oil paint for dark colors, white colors always water down acrylics, and oil paints mixed with linseed oil for off colors.

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                  • #10
                    Thank you again for all the direction, seems I have a decision to make

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