Tag Archives: Finishes

Montana Acrylic Markers

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I like to paint the edge of my plates or shallow bowls black with a Montana Cans (brand) 15mm wide "Shock Black" (color) marker.

Montana markers work a lot better than Sharpie markers, etc because they are paint markers that apply acrylic paint. The acrylic paint is thin like ink. It dries to a flat finish. No gloss. Thus, I always top coat my finished pieces with a semi gloss finish. Continue reading Montana Acrylic Markers

Makeup Sponges for Chroma-Guilt

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I have been watching Gourd Art videos. They use Makeup Sponges to apply a thin layer of paint or stain.

I tried applying Chroma-Guilt with a Makeup Sponge. It works great! A lot better than using your finger. You can apply a thin layer with out getting it into your carved or burned pattern! Continue reading Makeup Sponges for Chroma-Guilt

Paint Brushes & Acrylic Paint

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Click here for a printable PDF of the above or click here to order from the PUBLIC wish list at https://www.dickblick.com/lists/wishlist/RTC7CC6JLRZF1

I just want my lout Paint Brushes & Acrylic Paint

My students asked me to recommend some paint brushes. Like the ones I use in my studio for acrylic painting with the lathe running. Brushes that are not kids junk. Reasonably good quality, not to expensive. Continue reading Paint Brushes & Acrylic Paint

Good Cheap Masking Tape

Photo: Good Cheap Masking Tape 1I use a lot of masking tape in my studio. I use it to masking off things when painting. I also use it to protect delicate edges on hollow from rims, etc when sanding.

It is hard to find good masking tape locally at a reasonable price. I started using Blick brand masking tape from Dick Blick on the web (www.dickblick.com) last year.

I like it. The price is reasonable. Yea, it is a bit thin and feels cheap. But, it works good. The glue is good. I often leave it on pieces for days or even weeks and have not run into any problems removing it. I find myself using this tape more and more often rather than purple or blue masking tape.
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60 Covid-19 Hollow Forms

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I have now turned 60 hollow forms in the last 3 months. During the Covid-19 shutdown. So far so good. They have kept the doctor away.

Click here for more photos and info.

Updated: 10/12/2020. Many of the above hollow forms are now for sale in my CarlFordWoodturner Etsy Shop. I am adding them one by one each day to my Etsy Shop.

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Painting On The Lathe For Dummies Demo

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Click here for the PDF demo handout.

Adding color via paint and/or stain to your turnings is a great way to spice up boring wood. It allows you to make beautiful pieces out of cheap wood. Painting with the lathe running is easy! Anyone can do it.

This demo focuses on three different easy techniques: • Painting between the lines using Acrylic Paints. • Coloring between the lines using Sharpe Permanent Magic. Markers. • Full coverage color using Woodburst Stains.

Please contact me if you would like me to do this demo for your club or symposium.