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Dies and colors
Sep 4th, 2005 at 5:58pm
 
Im working on a cookie jar with 5 american flags on it. I used bloodwood and maple for the stripes and thought for the blue section I could soak cypress (pretty absorbant wood) in blue printer ink diluted with water for a few days. Neverless, it didnt soak it in far enought. What kinda paint or die could I use that wont bleed into the other woods?? I will be posting  a pic in the gallery.
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Reply #1 - Sep 4th, 2005 at 6:59pm
 
I think you are on the right track with paint.  You can control it pretty well.   8)
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Reply #2 - Sep 4th, 2005 at 7:47pm
 
How about the PrismaColor markers?
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Reply #3 - Sep 4th, 2005 at 8:07pm
 
I agree the prismacolor markers would be the ticket. Check out Chris Wright's work here and on his web site. He's been able to get some very deep, bright colors with great detail.
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Reply #4 - Sep 4th, 2005 at 8:25pm
 
Anything you use that could color the wood will probably bleed somewhat.  Notice on my work I use burned lines to control the bleed.  One thing you can do is use a resist like wax or oil on the pieces you don't want to color.  Coat the piece with wax and it will resist the bleed from the color, especially with alcohol based stains like the prismacolor markers.  If you check out my "Collage" Series pieces, both of those use prismacolor markers.  My "Primaries" series pieces use Chestnut Spirit Stains, which are also alcohol based.
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Reply #5 - Sep 5th, 2005 at 4:23am
 
Thanks all,
  I think Ill give that a try.
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Reply #6 - Sep 5th, 2005 at 4:29am
 
I looked at the jar, very nice, what are the dimensions, and is that oak for the rest of the jar?

I may have to "borrow" that design.

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Reply #7 - Sep 5th, 2005 at 4:46am
 
The wood is wormy chestnut which Im not to thrilled about, but I figgered Id use a "American" wood as opposed to exotics. I dont know the dimensions yet  hehe. about 9" tall 7 1/2" dia.  I used woodturnerpro to lay it out but changed things dramatically once I started. It didnt come out to the shape I originally planned, mainly because the chestnut was only 5/8 thick to start. That really limited my shape due to thinning walls.
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