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01-10-2004, 12:17 AM
I just tried some super lube by Medea in my HP-SB and it does make the lever pull back smooth and easy. :) I'll be going to Kinkos tomorrow to print off the colorized pic of my grandfather (to give to his progeny) and get some photocopies of that corkboard so I can try transferring it to illustration board. Not really sure what kind of marker to get to rub on the back of the photocopy. Cacy, in his video, acted as if the kind he used was hard to find (as in newer ones aren't using the old chemical anymore). He mentioned finger nail polish remover. Anyone have a brand name of marker that might work?
Anyway, I hope to have some progress (other than the logistics and supplies I've been working on) soon. I may do the B&W grandfather airbrushed first.
01-10-2004, 08:07 PM
Tim, I'm glad the super lube worked for ya! I don't know any brand names of the marker or the polish remover Cacy used. It may just be the acetone in the remover that works! I don't know! Which ever project you decide to start first, I can't wait to see how it turns out!
01-11-2004, 12:47 AM
I went to Kinkos and the pics of my grandfather looked nice from a color standpoint but their printer added a little ad lib color of its own! Random blotches of white so I have to go back Monday and get them and I hope they are okay.
I tried nail polish remover and several markers but nothing made the corkboard image rub off onto my posterboard. I wonder if I just don't have the correct solvent or if the way that Kinkos printed the corkboard is causing it. So, no joy on that one, either.
I bought modeling paste and tried your canvas-smoothing idea. :crying: hehehehe not much joy there, either. I have applied THREE layers of the stuff and I just can't get a smooth finish. But my 3rd layer is drying so tomorrow I'll sand and see. I have decided that this technique is not for me. It takes too long and costs more than just buying an illustration board. If I ever get someone griping about canvas, I'll know what to do though!
Speaking of cost, I bought the paste and gesso locally in Memphis and their prices are 25% higher than anything on the net. What a ripoff. I could never be a salesperson there knowing that.
So, this weekend has... um, not been very productive artwise. Some minor setbacks.... grrrrrr :mad:
Anyway..... that's fine. hehe I will overcome them and I will get the corkboard transferred and I'll do the B&W of my granddad and the corkboard painting SOMEDAY!
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