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When I talked about painting signs recently, John (Honesttjohn) asked if it would be faster/easier to use a brush instead of an airbrush. I replied that a paint brush would definitely be faster and easier than the airbrush but hadn't tried it.

Today I thought I'd just test brushing some craft paint on a simple throw-away sign my pal Miko had posted (the little scamp). The painting was easy and it sanded off well. End of experiment ...

But then the project took off on its own until it ended up as a piece of folk art. At least that what I guess it is. It serves no function and isn't particularly pretty. Actually kind of crude ... ergo it's folk art. I think.

Anyone else have this problem with losing control as a project goes off the rails and out into the wilderness on its own?
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rumor control has it that off the rails thing is actually a flash back to better living through chemistry daze...
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This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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The Amazing Oliver has done it again!

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Ollie,

So you'e saying to save my $$ and just keep using the old brush technique?

What about multiple colors? Just brush carefully?

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Great definition of "folk art" Oliver. Perhaps the end result of monkeying around?
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Great definition of "folk art" Oliver. Perhaps the end result of monkeying around?
Ouch.

It seems I never finish what I
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Ollie,

So you'e saying to save my $$ and just keep using the old brush technique?

What about multiple colors? Just brush carefully?

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Save money? Don't be silly, what else is it good for? An airbrush can be very versatile especially when combining or blending multiple colors. Yes, you could just brush carefully but the airbrush can help you get paint or finish into areas that would be difficult with a brush.

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I kind of like this piece of art, folks.
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