Menage a trois

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 08-21-2013 03:28 PM 1431 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the process of making 3 pieces that are similar but each is a smaller size. This is the middle piece. The 3 pieces will be mounted on a board that has been textured. This particular piece has 4 dyes applied, then copper leaf with patina added. Then added some interference green mica powder. 5 coats of satin lacquer. Then I used steel wool to even out all that was there. Needs 10 more coats of lacquer. Next I will turn the 3rd piece and make the mounting piece.
Let me know what you think

-- Ron Campbell

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-21-2013 03:41 PM

That is cool, Ron. I love the coppering of the piece…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-21-2013 04:34 PM

Beautiful looking piece Ron ….the copper patina has so much colour in it… Can’t wait to see all three together.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 04:49 PM

Wow… thats all i can say.. Wow

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 09:56 PM

Looks like you’re having way too much fun Ron, that’s a great effect you have achieved, well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 08-21-2013 11:50 PM

Looks good to me Ron, really like the effects you get with your dyes.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#6 posted 08-22-2013 01:41 AM

Absolutely awesome. Just love the colours.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 08-22-2013 07:32 AM

Wicked looking sphere and stand. Certainly sounds like you are enjoying both projects and the name. Have you done finishes similar to this previously? The sphere finish looks very similar to Raku, a pottery style.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#8 posted 08-22-2013 12:19 PM

Very nice pieces

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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Ronald G Campbell

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#9 posted 08-22-2013 12:32 PM

Geoff this is the first time I have used this acid mixture and yes the first for this finish. Yes I love a Raku pottery and would like to imitate that finish. This is as close as I have done. The next I will use a gloss finish to better achieve the Raku look.

Thanks all for the comments.

-- Ron Campbell

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#10 posted 08-26-2013 02:54 PM

It looks fantastic. The color and copper mix is amazing, it has a very cool sparkling effect. Awesome work!

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