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STL Grape Face

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:15 pm
by woody53
grape face.jpg
Did this the other day and tried to paint it. I call it Grape Face. I need a lot of practice painting, but it looks like an amateur did it, which is true. Gonna clear coat and call it good.



Dave

Re: STL Grape Face

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:37 pm
by mtylerfl
Hi Dave,

One thing you might want to try that could improve the overall appearance. That is, a glaze coat of either paint or stain over the entire piece.

Several of the projects of the month have made use of this technique and, in my personal opinion and taste, make a painted project look better!

Basically, you seal the paint with a clearcoat, then brush on a brown stain or thinned acrylic paint over the entire piece, then wipe off right away. You can wipe off more or less for certain areas, to your liking. Even use a dry brush to control the “wipe off”.

The technique leaves a “warmth” and sort of antique appearance. After the glaze is dry, spray on a few light coats of Satin or Flat clearcoat to seal.

Re: STL Grape Face

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:55 pm
by mtylerfl
Here's some pics of a Santa Face project I did about 8 years ago. (Not a Vectric project, but was the closest thing I had to your grape face, so I chose it as an example for you.)

Re: STL Grape Face

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:17 am
by woody53
I will give that a try Michael. Thanks for the suggestion.

Dave

Re: STL Grape Face

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:40 pm
by dwilli9013
mtylerfl wrote:Here's some pics of a Santa Face project I did about 8 years ago. (Not a Vectric project, but was the closest thing I had to your grape face, so I chose it as an example for you.)


Well you should make that a Vectric project Michael. That is pretty darn cool. :lol: :lol: :lol: