EXPLOSION IN THE NIGHT SKY, and into the dark underworld VIDEO

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Project by bushmaster posted 02-17-2017 06:03 AM 3884 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have admired the projects done and decorated with Cosmic Clouds, last year I set about ordering the supplies, The air brush came from China, much easier to order from China in Canada because the shipping is almost non existent. Only trouble is it took two months to the day. Ordered it last year and got it this year. Ok as long as one is not in a hurry. I have had lots of other things to do anyway.
So this is my version, Explosion in the Night Sky. I started off with a painted black board to get the hang of it. The night sky has stars so I splattered it with white paint by flicking the end of a short bristle brush with my finger. Then tried playing around with the paint, I had them send the So Jona flow medium and it turned out to be a disaster, would not work and had lumps etc in it and didn’t flow like I seen it in pictures. Add water etc. no luck. Watched a You tube video and they where using Liquitex Flow Aid. Was not able to get any, a friend was coming from 700 miles away and the stores they checked where sold out. I was getting flustered so I tried just plain old cheap water, it worked 100% better, Will try again when I get the Liquitex.
My practice board got covered before I attempted to try on my lathe turning, a one shot deal.

With trepidation I went to work on the dish. I wanted a similar blended pattern in a circle, so I added a second color with the main one, I put a circle of masking take in the center as I was thinking along the black hole idea. Three color where used, turquoise is the predominate color nearer to the center.

Then I added a few comets around the edge and used red in the center applied with a brush and gold around the outside to represent light radiating out.

I was reasonably pleased with the result, the colors really shimmer in the sunlight, more so than the photographs. Then a lathed a half sphere for the center and died it red for an explosive core.

Or as a black hole, on the news today they where announcing of a black hole in our galaxy, well I have a close up of it.

Here is a close up of the design.

I didn’t make a video of this project as I didn’t really know what I was doing, just had an idea and blindly worked towards making that happen, But I did make a video of an adventure going into the depths of the under world. The weather for several weeks was cold and sunny so spent some time hiking. I knew of this mine shaft over the last 45 years and had never heard of any one going in it. My friend though it would be fun so we did went in aways, I had alway thought is was just a short little exploration hole. I was telling someone of our adventure and found out more about it, we where not the first. Here is a picture.

So come along to explore more interesting ice formations. There is more pictures in the video, The second video goes farther into the mountain, more scary for me but we did get to the end. There is more information about the mine in the second video and also ends with a view of the the area from up there. Both are about 10 minutes long.
One can’t stay in the shop every day especially when the sun is shinning. Part 1 Part 2

Rained this week so I am back in the shop..
Comments on the project are always appreciated, gives me incentive to keep experimenting, Hope you enjoy the video even if it is not that great, the camera fellow sometimes for got he had the camera and wanted to see everything.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 02-17-2017 06:17 AM

Happy to explore ice and the cold from this side of the Pacific Brian…..
I’m loading the videos to watch and will send an email later.
The Cosmic plates are interesting though I’m not sure to my taste; you never cease to amaze with all your experiments and adventures, sir….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 02-17-2017 06:28 AM

I am very pleased that you are still having fun.

The cosmic plate is WILD! GREAT!

The ice-ploration looks COLD! Hope you had a good time.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 07:02 AM

WOW. Very nice.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 02-17-2017 07:18 AM

Wonderfull art work, amaizing colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-17-2017 08:24 AM

Really interesting effect. Waiting to see what designs will be created next.
The videos were interesting also.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 02-17-2017 01:31 PM

Really interesting effect. Waiting to see what designs will be created next.
The videos were interesting also.

- Druid

Its in the works, wood is one the lathe, entirely different, maybe called. Sheets of color in …...

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 02-17-2017 04:30 PM

This is truly beautiful! Stunning design! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 02-17-2017 08:37 PM

Wow! This is extraordinary work. This is spectacularly beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 02-17-2017 09:26 PM

always great watching others experimenting Brian, really like what you’ve come up with here & that’s just the start by the looks of it :-).

Spent the first 5 years of my working life underground in NZ’s largest coal mine “The Strongman”
The mine suffered an explosion in 1967 two years after I finished my apprenticeship as a Sparky, my Dad was underground but got out unhurt. A sad day 19 of my mates killed

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 02-17-2017 10:05 PM

You are going to leave that red ball out, aren’t you, as it looks like a possible black hole. Love it!

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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#11 posted 02-18-2017 04:29 AM

I am watching with interest Brian .
Looks like some fun and cool looking designs coming up .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 02-19-2017 01:38 AM

Very striking and eye catching. Looks like it was worth the wait for the air brush.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#13 posted 02-21-2017 02:12 AM

pic. of mine coming soon paint and a dap of water worked well air pressure 7 lb you can get liquitex flow-aid on line for $6.+ shipping

-- Wooden Creations

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#14 posted 03-03-2017 07:56 AM

Have not taken pic. yet working on water damage from last rain storm master bath room a mess

-- Wooden Creations

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