"Solar Flair Girls"

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Project by Arthouse posted 06-09-2013 12:35 PM 1182 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My” Solar Flair Girls” are two bentwood bookend pieces I made to test my new metal reactive paint with a color on it. Not being a painter with formal training I am relegated to experiment on my own. I tried to paint with a brush but the surface is to rough for sharpness it needed to flow on. . I then tried a thick color gesso using a small trowel that seemed to spread easily with a textured finish I liked. Spreading the color on a rust background I then noticed if I use a transparent stain it would enhance the color using three different shades of minwax stain therefore getting the above texture on wood. Solar Flare girls are small but gives me the knowledge to move forward on larger pieces such as the pictured bentwood dining table I am still working on. I then put dried walnuts for the heads . All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 06-09-2013 12:39 PM

These certainly do catch one’s eyes. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 06-09-2013 03:34 PM

COOL… Flexible…. Amazing!

Thank you…

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 02:50 PM

They are totally awesome creations. Cool and unique book ends and the table is just gorgeous. Amazing work!

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