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« on: December 04, 2011, 12:22:53 PM »

Friend of mine found this rack in a creek a few years back. I did some repair on it for fun.Just found the pics on an old computer and thought I'd share.

 


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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 12:40:06 PM »

Nice work!  What antler paints did you use?  And is that just a metallic paint on the skull?
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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 01:35:57 PM »

Thanks,............potassium permangate was only thing used for color (leaning on bottle in pic above). Skull was first blacked out with black spray paint then some copper paint out of a squeeze bottle used for finish. Nothing special,...think I bought it at Michaels.   
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« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 01:36:52 PM »

looks real good, would be awesome if you shared your technique with the rest of the bone heads, I have some personal stuff with broken brow tines that could use this.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 01:41:10 PM »

Used the apoxie sculpt in the first pic to build around the wire,......smooth and taper points with some water worked in,....let dry,.........paint white for consistency and stain with the Potassium Perm. Bout it.   Thanks for the comment.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 01:49:57 PM »

never used the pot. perm. just wonder if my restaining using acrylic paints would work if I could get a good base color to match the rest of the antler.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 02:44:01 PM »

Potassium Perm. is the best!will never use anything else
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 03:19:19 PM »

I prefer the PP over paint but yeah paint does OK. Never used acrylics much but I have tried oils. Burnt Umber is a good color to start with. Try "thinner" mixes and "thicker" mixes to get the color shading you want. 
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 04:23:53 PM »

I have my colors covered, just never had to do a large section of antler
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 05:11:29 PM »

oh,..........yeah I find it much easier to do if a white basecoat is applied first at least  enough to cover and fade all the seam lines.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2011, 06:22:49 PM »

That looks great....very well done
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2011, 12:46:12 AM »

wow that is awsome
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2014, 08:23:42 AM »

I know this is a fairly old post, but was searching the forum for some answers and I think I found what I'm looking for. You say you painted the entire rack white after the repairs to give it an even color for the pot perm. What type of paint did you use? I've noticed that the pot perm doesn't seem to take to well to some finishes. Are you using a white spray paint or out of the tube? If tube, oil or acrylic? Again, sorry I'm commenting on such an old post. Thanks!
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2014, 07:31:29 PM »

Do you thin/mix the potassium perm. with water or alcohol and then do a wash?
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2014, 08:57:25 AM »

Ive been thinning mine with water and doing washes. I guess I never thought about thinning it with something else. What do you use?
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