Signs~~Ruined and Refurb'd

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Project by dust4tears posted 07-25-2012 02:12 AM 1652 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Signs I made for a Karate fundraiser. I messed them up by trying to spray them with a water based paint (Liquitex) and just about ruined them. I ended up ‘route planing’ them over and basically starting over.
If I didnt commit to doing these, I would have prolly scraped them all~

I sprayed the signs with the Liquitex Spray Paint…. then I could NOT sand it off (leaving just the inset work…which was my plan) So, I ended up completely re~routing them and hand painting them with the ‘cheapo’ acrylic paint.
I know there HAS to be a better way….but from now on, I will hand paint the color.

I did ruin a 3rd sign that I didnt try to ‘fix’.

I REALLY need to find GUIDANCE how to ‘finish’ signs. Does ANYONE have any suggestions as to HOW to finish signs?
Besides the wasted money, the time and effort I do put into these…I cannot keep ‘ruining’ them, wasting all my time and effort…...
Any thoughts and criticisms are welcome!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 06:26 AM

Hi – my wife has been using oil base colored pencils to color in some stuff she has woodburned and is getting good results… the areas she has done work on is small – and for indoor use. She also mentioned that when using paints that the paint – stain – and sealer have to all be same – water base or oil base to bond.
Good luck

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic.... :)

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#2 posted 07-25-2012 08:04 AM

Nice job and save. I like them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-25-2012 04:31 PM

Thanks Tom~~I do woodburning too and I use water color pencils for color and have great results too~
Thanks for the ideas~

-- Ride hard or go home~

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