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February '19

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A&E FEBRUARY 2019 • a-e-mag.com 51 Step Four: Paint Apply Krylon Clear Coat to the etched surface to reduce paint bleeding into the wood grain or porous materials. Allow clear coat to dry. This is an optional step. Prepare to add a paint-fill. Belton Molotow and Montana spray paints were used in this project. It is important to shake the cans of paint for several minutes prior to use. Cover the logo with a non-stick paper such as cover paper and tape with a low tack tape. Paint the text with black paint. Apply the black paint in light coats, then let it dry. Remove the cover paper from the logo area and apply more cover paper to the text area; secure with a low tack tape. Begin to apply two colors of paint to create a blend effect. If you are new to blending two colors, practice on a piece of cardboard. This helps you pinpoint the nozzle at the targeted area and gives you a feel on the amount of paint that is distributed from the nozzle. On this logo, the blue color was sprayed from the left into the center. The green color was sprayed from the right to the center. Spray light coats and always inspect the piece for complete coverage. Note: do not over- paint — it may result in the paint lifting up when the photomask is removed. Step three: Sandcarve this item using aluminum oxide 150 or 120 grit between 35 – 40 psi. Step Three: Sandcarving Sandcarve this item using aluminum oxide 150 or 120 grit between 35- 40 psi. Sandcarve until desired depth is achieved. Blow off any dust with an air gun. The air gun's distance from mask is approximately 10-12 inches. Step four. See text for specific steps on painting the wood plaque. The multi-color spray paints are a great method to enhance a design. Try adding just a little color to a wood award or plaque to create a unique piece. A&E

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