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Good afternoon! [Oct. 18th, 2003|03:22 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I'm looking at a gorgeous bevelled arch-shaped piece of basswood panel (you can probably see it sitting in front of my webcam), and trying to decide what to paint on it! I should have bought more of them, because I keep thinking of things that would be neat, and then I think of another idea....

I'd like to paint on a vaguely architectural detail about the edges, to justify the arch-shaped (kind of like a medieval type of panel painting). Hmmmm.... I scanned the panel into photoshop first to work on a little layout. I'll update when I actually begin painting, lol!
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From: faerieshine
2003-10-18 12:37 pm (UTC)
Oh! That sounds like so much fun! I used to paint little wooden boxes just for fun. Boxes are cool bc you can paint all sides of them, lol. Including the inside which can be endlessly amusing!

I can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy painting =)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-10-18 01:26 pm (UTC)

bevelled arch-shaped basswood panel

that is interesting and a neat idea!!!! and doesn't have to be framed
and neat for small places that needs something special..and for bathrooms, computer rooms, kitchens that are too small for big pictures...what a neat idea!!!!!!! hey, Jasmine, would you be putting
those on auction or would you be putting at a fixed rate??? or if i asked if you can make some special up for christmas gifts with just a
fairy on it with JUST A FEW details around the fairy??? I have two friends and a sister who would like that sort of thing!!! please email me if you have time. Thanks!!!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-10-18 01:59 pm (UTC)

Re: bevelled arch-shaped basswood panel

me again!! what kind of a finish would you be using on the basswood panel? would you consider using a epoxy (i think that is how to spell it)? My husband had made me a cabinet for christmas last year to fill all my vhs tapes (over 600) and he finished it with epoxy and well, you can't see dust (dust is everywhere in this base housing--everyone complains here on base of the dust-not sealed houses)..and so nice of a shine. The epoxy is quite expensive but it does go a long way. It doesn't take too long for it to dry, i don't think?! i can't remember, this was last year. And also one more thing...are there any other shaped woods like a STAR?...that would be neat to do a special fairy..
and christmas ornaments!!! Jasmine, you will just have to open a store closer to me!!!!!!!!!! Nevermind the other customers, all of what you have is mine! Please do let me know on the above thoughts-questions. Thanks! Laura
Laura
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-10-18 02:14 pm (UTC)

Re: bevelled arch-shaped basswood panel

Hi Laura!!!!!! I'm actually going to use a gloss acrylic varnish (works the best on acrylic/basswood). It keeps it looking sooo shiny and perfect!!!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-10-18 02:15 pm (UTC)

Re: bevelled arch-shaped basswood panel

Yep! No framing needed! I'm going to include saw-toothed hangers with them, so you can just hang them directly on the wall! I'm not sure how I will list these on eBay yet - I'll have to make sure it turns out well first, lol!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2003-10-18 09:50 pm (UTC)
Looks good already! I missed the begining though so I'm wondering if you sealed the wood first.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-10-18 10:32 pm (UTC)
The package said "ready to paint", lol - so I went ahead! I've painted on basswood before, it works great! When it's all done, I coat it with clear acrylic varnish, and it is a pretty nifty effect!
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[User Picture]From: erikasfriends
2003-10-19 03:00 am (UTC)
How handy! =)
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