View Full Version : esdee and birds

03-01-2011, 05:06 PM
I too had some Esdee board lurking in my pile. I decided to try it out since it is easier to cut and I'm thinking of doing a series of birds that I've photographed at our local reserve. Just wanted to experiement. I thought it worked out well. In some ways it makes me not get too detailed in the sense that I don't go over and over an area. I know with fur its nice to have the layers but my husband keeps encouraging me to keep them simple and I do agree with the birds. I'm not sure if I can spray it. I tried a sample and it seemed ok. Has anyone sprayed an ESdee board? I know I can frame it and protect it but the spray with clayboard seems to get rid of blemishes. At any rate here it is from my own photo. This is a Common Yellowthroat although I think they are rather beautiful not common. I ordered some new Esdee board to play around with.

03-01-2011, 05:46 PM
Angela I have used Esdee and did an eagle on one, used color and I sprayed it with the Krylon gloss spray, turned out great and it did remove the finger prints as well.


03-01-2011, 06:19 PM
Lovely work Angela. I used to only use EssDee since it's so easy to get here. I struggle to blend with it but it's still a good product.

fire angel
03-01-2011, 06:20 PM
I have sprayed plenty of Essdee and it works fine and takes most of the blemishes out. It is a paper based product so it will get some oil from your hands if yo don't protect it while scratching. Since I have found Ampersand I haven't used any of it, it is much harder to work with and not forgiving at all. Gives you very little room to correct and rework.

Harry Seymour
03-01-2011, 07:48 PM
Very nice Angela. I have an Essdee board around here somewhere. Based on your success, perhaps I'll give it a try.

Diana Lee
03-01-2011, 08:13 PM
I used to use only Essdee, back when they had their professional grade. I liked it, and it sprayed well.


03-01-2011, 08:42 PM
Thanks everyone I'll give it a spray then.

03-01-2011, 09:29 PM
cool...and let us know how it does...please

03-01-2011, 11:36 PM
Lovely vibrant colourful work again Angela. Love your style. It's so unique to you.

03-02-2011, 04:06 AM
Very nice Angela!

03-02-2011, 05:03 PM
Great job, Angela! Nice colors too.

03-04-2011, 01:36 PM
Thanks Rod, Lesley, Lorna, and Brett. Well gave it a spray with Krylon gloss and turned out fine. Thanks for the feedback on spraying the board. I've started another little guy all ready.


03-04-2011, 01:37 PM
Just noticed the spraying seems to have darkened it quite a bit if the screen is true.