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Derek Lane13/04/2016 16:05:42
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Not to sure about the name but anyway here is the latest piece I have been making.

Well at last managed to get something off the lathe after two that exploded and then this one having three attempts at colouring, I finally ended up with something I liked.
The wood I believe is holly and quite plain and it stands 7" tall and 3" at the widest.


Brian Barber15/04/2016 15:43:58
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Really nice Derek. I like your style, kind of inspirational work. Can you tell me what you used to colour the piece.


Derek Lane15/04/2016 17:06:59
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Thank you Brian, hope this will give you some idea how I did it and the type of paints used

The finish is so simple on this the vase is stained black(I used a black spray Ebonising Lacquer), I then applied Jo Sonja Iridescent paints using a paper towel all creased up and dabbed the pint on in the green in two diagonal stripes until I had the desired effect.
When applying the second colour I started in the centre of the unpainted section between the green and worked out to the first without applying any more of the paint to the paper towel so that it became thinner at the join between the two once dry a couple of coats of spray gloss varnish with a gentle rub over to remove any high spots then a final coat of varnish after cutting the foot off as this leaves the bottom showing clean wood this allows people to see the base material that it is turned from.

Hope that is easy to follow

Sparky07/01/2017 13:02:31
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Stunning piece of art Derek and i agree with Brian, very inspirational.

Well done.


Derek Lane07/01/2017 17:43:32
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Thank you Marc. Again another of my experiments but then that is half the fun of this type of thing

Sparky07/01/2017 20:09:29
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It's brilliant mate, so many designs you can play with, try using crumpled cloth as well as the paper, works well I believe..

I can see why you won beer

David A. Moody08/01/2017 12:48:05
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Very nice, how did you do the coloring?

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