Poker hand - wedding plaque

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Poker hand - wedding plaque

Postby kminden » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 am

Gave this to my nephew this weekend for his wedding. They are big card players, and gave out decks of playing cards at the reception, so I designed the plaque around that theme.
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Re: Poker hand - wedding plaque

Postby ezurick » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:11 am

Very nice. What is your technique for the painting? Since it is a 2.5D or 3D carve, it would be difficult to hand paint it and then sand it. So you must have a different way. It really looks good.
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Re: Poker hand - wedding plaque

Postby scottp55 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:03 am

Excellent job on a themed gift!!
Beautiful painting job and finish....wish I had your steady hand!
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Re: Poker hand - wedding plaque

Postby dwilli9013 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:12 pm

Very nice. And a very fitting theme. Even managed to fit in a bit of Garth. I am sure it was well received. Very nice paint job, very crisp line. Thanks for sharing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby mtylerfl » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:24 pm

Beautiful work!
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Re: Poker hand - wedding plaque

Postby kminden » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:40 am

Thanks for the kind words. With regard to my painting technique, I put 2-3 coats of shellac over the entire part. Then I applied the white picking stain to the cards. Hit it again with a couple more coats of shellac. Then I painted the lettering, using a damp cloth and a straight edge I’m able to get 99% of the excess paint off in the flat areas. I then lightly sand and hit it with a couple of coats of lacquer. On the cards I should have made the pockets for the suits a little deeper it would have made that part a little easier to paint.
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Re: Poker hand - wedding plaque

Postby ezurick » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:07 am

kminden wrote:Thanks for the kind words. With regard to my painting technique, I put 2-3 coats of shellac over the entire part. Then I applied the white picking stain to the cards. Hit it again with a couple more coats of shellac. Then I painted the lettering, using a damp cloth and a straight edge I’m able to get 99% of the excess paint off in the flat areas. I then lightly sand and hit it with a couple of coats of lacquer. On the cards I should have made the pockets for the suits a little deeper it would have made that part a little easier to paint.


You painted the lettering using a damp cloth and a straight edge? I don't follow. What do you mean straight edge? You mean a straight edge paint brush? If so... that still had to take some serious accuracy and steady nerves. And so the Shellac is basically hardening the wood to prevent bleed, correct? The same principle as Sanding Sealer?

Thanks for sharing and as I said, it looks really good. I am working on a project that has smaller letters on Pine. Before I carved the letters I applied a coat of Sanding Sealer. The carve of the letters came out pretty good. So I applied another coat of Sanding Sealer to hopefully prevent bleed of the dark stain. But it still shows some bleeding. Perhaps Shellac might have worked better?
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