how do you paint woodgrain?
Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:56 PM
Are you an I.A.T.S.E. member ?
Things you need:
1. Latex paint for your base coat - something beige or greyer,
depending on the 'age' of the props.
2. Latex blend & glaze (blending glaze).
3. Colorants (burnt umber is a good start, but you'll need to experiment a bit with it).
4. Wood graining rocker tool (available at any Home Depot etc.).
5. A cheap paintbrush.
6. Alkyd varnish in preferred sheen & possibly some dulling spray.
(Remember ... camera hates glare, so flatter is usually better.)
1. Rough sand your item & paint your base coat. Let it dry & cure.
2. Mix blending glaze with a small amount of colorant.
3. Paint a thin layer of your colored glaze.
4. Immediately afterwards, run the rocker over the entire length, while ...
'rocking' the tool along it's radius.
5. Let it dry & cure.
6. Spray coat with varnish to make it solid & let dry & cure.
You may want to dulling spray areas of the item or even rub in more glaze to 'dirty' the them.
Experiment until it looks right & varnish the finished product.
If there's a scenic artist in the joint, ask him for some help, if need be.
Hope that helps.
p.s. I should add ... that if it's a 'hero piece', send it to the scenics, cuz
a really good woodgrain requires some other tools & years of practice.
This post has been edited by bob endo: 16 December 2008 - 07:15 PM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:21 PM
Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:13 AM
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