Friday, May 10, 2013

Finishing touches

With my Mother's Day deadline rapidly approaching, I've spent most of the day working on Double Stuff.
She's so very, very close to being done.  Maybe just one more coat of white?

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  1. When you are doing large areas of white markings, do you go OVER the dark color with the white?
    Or are your base colors large areas of white AND dark...??

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  2. I am REALLY not the best person to field finishwork questions, but since you asked...

    I painted (pastelled) the base color first and then added the white markings over that. I did go back and fuss over the base color a little after the first layer of markings went on. This was mostly because I wanted to add a little more contrast, but also I noticed a few ares that were a bit grainy. Since then, it's been many, many, MANY layers of white. Oh so many layers of white!

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    1. I was afraid you were going to say that. "Many, many, MANY layers"... *sigh*
      I was kinda thinking I was in for that when I was ready to take the next step in my 'hobby education' and begin painting/pastelling. : )
      Thanks for the information.

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  3. I am so relieved that your work area is just as messy as mine! Double Stuff is TOO CUTE, by the way...she (he?) needs a Golden Oreo sibling!

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    1. Sad to say, I cropped that picture so only the "neat" part of my work area was showing. The rest is, um, much worse.

      And Nooooooooo! You should have never suggested a Golden Oreo. I am much too susceptible to things like that. I haven't even officially finished Double Stuff and now I'm already wondering what mold I could use to make her twin. You. Are. Evil.

      :D

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    2. Happy to help! I'm guilty (or is it more of a mercy?) of clearing out the rubbish before I photograph things on the workbench, too...removing pop cans and things.

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