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Offline stuckinthemud

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handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:18:08 am »
I want to give this a go
w w w.pinterest.co.uk/pin/424956914836679763/

its a pattern pressed into the timber and filled with something, any ideas on what the filler is?

apologies for the link, I'll try again later

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 09:32:53 am »
It looks like it was burnt in and not filled.
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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 11:51:16 am »
Yes it does, but the curator of the piece specifically describes it as "shallow engraving filled with a dark mastic-like substance " (Brieding, D)

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 12:03:18 pm »
Just use any filler that sets and is either the color you want or can have dye added to achieve the color.  Lots of products available. 

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 12:23:36 pm »
I was wondering if even an acrylic paint could be used but am worried about the colour bleeding out into the surrounding timber;  maybe PVA mixed with talc, acrylic paint and soap?

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 12:34:35 pm »
Why not something actually designed for  it?  A Min Wax  scratch repair pencil or Apoxie sculpt putty in suitable color etc.

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 12:49:23 pm »
This is outside my experience and I don't know what's suitable  :)

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 12:53:37 pm »
OK. A dark mastic like filler. ;)  You could probably just mix some pine or spruce resin with charcoal.

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 10:29:51 pm »
Thanks Pat,
I'll let you know how I get on. 

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 08:17:38 pm »
Looks like chip carving, filled with charcoal and hide glue. Hard to tell from here, but that would give a pretty similar effect..

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Re: handle decoration technique, any idea how its done?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 07:30:49 am »
Just chip carve you design and use whatever substance you want. Iíve used earth pigment, sawdust and ground stone, and set with CA glue, or you can just use paint which is what it looks like this person did.
Eric