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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2009, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any guidance on the best types of paints to use to highlight pyrographic wildlife?

I want to use pyrography to decorate routed signs.

Currently my entire paint collection is made up of acrylic paints.

I've seen a number of examples of painted wildlife art that allows the wood burning to show through the paint.

Additionally I wonder what are the best woods to use for painted wood burning.

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Jerry, I wouldn't know where to start. You might want to search yahoo, or goggle with that in the search box.

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Jerry,

Most of the color in woodburning is done with Oil Color Pencils which can be purchased at most any hobby store.
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Thanks for the Replies,

Bob, Wow what a great idea. I would have never considered pencils. One question. How do they hold up to various finishes? I would hate to complete a work only to have the colors run once they hit a solvent.

Thanks for the tip,

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Hi Jerry,

Probably the best place that can help you with an answer would be:

The Woodburner: News

A great group of folks and always glad to help out.
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Hi!

I know most people us Oil Pencils for color.

I apply acrylic paint and wipe it off leaving a slight hint of color (stain effect). That's just me, because I want the wood to show not paint. I also use a very fine detail brush with very little paint for hair, around eyes, highlights, and black.

I haven't gotten into oil pencils yet, but am thinking of purchasing some to experiment with. You may be able to apply it and wipe the heavy color off leaving a stain effect also.

I found that a water based varnish is best for finishing bass wood. It won't darken it and leaves a nice shine.

Here is an example of acrylic paint wiped off.
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