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STOVE TOP PHOTOS #1: SCARAB PLASTER TILE IN ANTIQUED PATINA

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Blog entry by Dan'um Style posted 03-13-2010 06:52 AM 1536 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made a life cast of a OWENs tile I was framing for Fred and Debbie. From the life cast I made from a item called insta mold from hobby lobby./// It is sort of like a rubbery gooey paste … well mine was >grin< ///guess I should have read directions. It sets up real fast without enough water …my batch was real lumpy and bumpy. The instamold is temporary … meaning it drys out and shrinks … eventual turns into unusable brick of crud. I made 4 scarab castings from the mold. Two acrylic and one plaster survived. The 4th try was a garbage can swish.
This is the 3rd tile …the plaster one …




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slides show below … the original Owens tile, a couple photos of the instamold process, a 2nd plaster cast tile framed and other details.
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-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain



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#1 posted 03-13-2010 04:06 PM

Are you using the Sculpt Nouveau paints and patinas as a surface treatment?

-- Steven

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 07:34 PM

hey Steve .. I used the Sculpt Nouveau paints and patinas, but I’m getting low and need to reorder. I started with a primer,followed with a couple shades of green spray paint. I then used the metal paints as a wash, and as a background. I followed with the acid, then after a few days I used steel wool to highlight. Then I added a coat of spray lacquer to lock it in. Brown paste wax and heat gun and spray lacquer again. Fun stuff.
I made a polytek.com rubber mold (74-24) from this plaster,so I can make multiples … plasters,concrete, resins etc etc.



-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 09:55 PM

thats way cool mate was it hard to do ?

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 10:30 PM

Thanks- I may have some questions pretty soon depending upon how some trials turn out…

-- Steven

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 01:09 AM

I hope that the original tile wasn’t harmed during the making of your castings.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 03-14-2010 01:40 AM

no harm at all
the instamold is totally organic … says it will harm nothing. it is the stuff people use for life body casts etc

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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