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  • #16
    I learned from my club to dip my carvings in BLO. Once that is fully absorbed apply your wash, craft acrylics thinned with water 1:15. If you need more color apply more until you get the look you want. Burnt Umber is applied 1:20 to highlight shadows. Dry Brush if desired. After the paint is dry, spray a few coats of Deft. Follow up with Feed 'n Wax.

    The BLO seems to allow the thinned acrylics to absorb evenly.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by PHolder View Post
      I learned from my club to dip my carvings in BLO. Once that is fully absorbed apply your wash, craft acrylics thinned with water 1:15. If you need more color apply more until you get the look you want. Burnt Umber is applied 1:20 to highlight shadows. Dry Brush if desired. After the paint is dry, spray a few coats of Deft. Follow up with Feed 'n Wax.

      The BLO seems to allow the thinned acrylics to absorb evenly.
      I can see this working because the wash would thin out the plastic binders and let the color pigments stick on the oil. A deft finish would be the final holding the pigments from popping off. Deft finishes are great for multi-layered multi mediums how long it last is not a concern for most people. I am finding what works for me will probably not work for you depending on your environment. All my BLO projects but a few, wish I never put it on for myself...seems the tropics produce black molds which love that oil. Those carving are not doing well at all.
      . Explore! Dream! Discover!” aloha Di

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      • #18
        Here's an older discussion about this (scroll down to #10) https://forum.woodcarvingillustrated...-ornaments-wip

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