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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:12 PM

im making some props for a movie and i need to know how to paint wood grain on plastic....


...ive heard of using cheese cloth but i was wondering if you guys had any advice...

thanks!
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:56 PM

A fellow filmy !
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.)

How to:

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.
Cheers !

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

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

View Postbob endo, on Dec 16 2008, 08:56 PM, said:

A fellow filmy !
Are you an I.A.T.S.E. member ?

no, my roommates are film majors so they call on me from time to time to help them out....


and thanks for the info....it helps IMMENSELY
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 10:13 AM

View PostCesar, on Dec 17 2008, 02:21 AM, said:

View Postbob endo, on Dec 16 2008, 08:56 PM, said:

A fellow filmy !
Are you an I.A.T.S.E. member ?

no, my roommates are film majors so they call on me from time to time to help them out....


and thanks for the info....it helps IMMENSELY


Also check this out:

http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq_advice/commo...fects//main.pdf
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