Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Final Touch Before Painting

Just a final touch on the figures before they get some paint.  I know this isn’t much of a photo of anything but I wanted to show a shot of what the tails look like with the coat of epoxy covering the twined copper wire.  The epoxy is just that…a two part “glue” that sets within five minutes.  You can get epoxy that sets at different rates, but the five minute version seems to be just right for coating these tails without too much dripping or sagging before the epoxy cures.

I’ll give the clear and smooth epoxy a very light sanding with fine sandpaper to give the acrylic paints something to bite into and adhere to well.  

This is a long weekend coming up and I know that at least one of those days is supposed to be rainy…so, maybe I’ll get a little ways into painting up my three little hounds.



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