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Derek Lane08/01/2016 18:20:22
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Well I have managed to complete a experimental bowl with hopefully has the bubble look.

I believe it is maple and the inner bowl shows some quilting pattern. I have been wanting to get down to playing with different colouring techniques and this is one of them.

The bowl is 7" X 2"

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Steven22/01/2016 21:18:57
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Hi Derek, your experimental bubble look, wow it works a treat, please tell us how did you get the 3D effect.

Steve

Derek Lane23/01/2016 01:18:09
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Thank you Steven lets see if you understand this.

The rim is sanded to 600grit and then a sander sealer is applied this helps stop bleeding of the stain, blue stain is applied to this. Once every thing is dry I took an eye dropper and dropped spots of water of different sizes and in a random pattern.
I used car automotive paint in the rattle cans one white and the other black.
Starting with the white and at a very low angle just slightly above horizontal I sprayed a very fine mist over the whole rim, changing to the black and rotating the bowl 180deg and repeat the same process as the white.

DO NOT tilt the bowl at any stage and also don't get too close when spraying the black and white paint otherwise the bubbles will move.

This now need to be left until the water has dried fully and another DO NOT touch anything as you still can smear the paint even though it is dry. Give it two or three light coats of varnish again from a spray can I found Acrylic gloss spray was great, this has now sealed every thing in.

Return the blank to clean up the outer edge from any over spray and turn the inner bowl.

Then finish all the bear wood

Steven23/01/2016 19:19:07
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That's a perfectly clear explanation Derek, and an interesting experiment, I wouldn't have thought of trying water, well worth the effort.

Thanks,

Steve

Sparky07/01/2017 12:54:28
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OMG!

Derek, this is fantastic!!

A great use of shadowing with the bubbles, the colour really works and looks very spacey.

Beautiful bowl and a great "how to" as well.

Well done mate. 5 stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Marc

Derek Lane07/01/2017 17:41:11
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Thank you Marc. As the title this was just an experiment which I took and entered into the woodturning club competition and it cam a respectful first. I enjoyed doing this even though it too a few days to complete the paint work

Sparky07/01/2017 20:11:58
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Just like the coloured vase, only your imagination can dream up designs and your skill to put them together.. A worthy 1st. yes

Sparky07/01/2017 20:14:06
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Oh and before I forget, congratulations on being a moderator, well deserved. This site is well protected yes

David A. Moody08/01/2017 12:45:42
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Very nice

Ron Davis08/01/2017 17:30:24
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Is this the Sparky who was a moderator some while ago? If so welcome back, we missed you!

Ron

Edited By Ron Davis on 08/01/2017 17:30:43

Sparky08/01/2017 17:43:42
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Posted by Ron Davis on 08/01/2017 17:30:24:

Is this the Sparky who was a moderator some while ago? If so welcome back, we missed you!

Hi Ron, yes it is. Nice to see the group still posting and doing some fantastic work..

Hope to catch up very soon when time allows. yes

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