Indiana Jones Leap Of Faith Painting, Grail Tablet & Grail Diary scratch build

kevin926

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Very easy to do and very little cost.
First I printed the picture on paper- not photo paper.
Then I glued it to an 8x10 canvas board and because the glue made it wet, it was easy to make the paper feel and look like painted canvas.
Then I made sure the paper overlapped the canvas board so I can make it look like the real painting does. Then I laminated some bass wood planks together, weathering was easy using a nail and pencil , stained and ready to laminate the painting to the planks. I know mine is smaller than screen used however I’m perfectly fine with it. If you want to go bigger you can use the same steps that I did

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I still need to laminate the painting to the planks and then I'm going to dull it down to a Matte finish.
 
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This is the beginning of a Grail Tablet. Plan is to shape and etch the finished mold so that's why it doesn't look accurate at this stage. I used Plaster of Paris and wire mesh inside the mold to help hold it together and give it strength. Time will tell if it works, or I have to go to resin.

The spots are rain drizzle, so I moved inside right after I shot this pic. Glad I didn't throw these old yard chairs out like my wife told me to do last week :lol: , they came in handy

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This is taking longer than expected to completely cure being so thick. It's about an inch and a half so I want to make sure its fully hardened before messing with it.
 
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All drawn out and ready to begin the engraving process. I will shoot a clear coat over the ink so I don’t smear it
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Started to engrave. Made it through 4 lines and the Cross before my hand started hurting
I used an engraving blade with the smaller pen style Dremel
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Finished the engraving
Now on to the chipping away and shaping the edges
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Small setback but it’s fixable
I began carving out the edges with a hammer and chisel and was doing just fine until I hit a pocket or something because I broke the end off. Shouldn't be too hard to repair seeing how its plaster of Paris. I'm thinking maybe a dowel or something like that to glue inside and help hold it back together. I will finish shaping this with a Dremel now, otherwise I'm afraid Ill break the corner even more.

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Crisis averted
Managed to secure the corner back on. I
Bought an easel from hobby lobby— half off as well. ;)
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Used heavy duty gorilla glue and let it sit for 24 hours . Then I went back and hit it with some plaster strips to give it strength. The back has a lot of support and it won’t be seen


Going to let dry and then do some touch ups before beginning my finish work.

This has been a very for filling project so far
 

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