Wood effect on Latex

Discussion in 'Sculpture and Makeup Effects' started by Smappdooda, May 13, 2015.

  1. Smappdooda

    Smappdooda New Member

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    I got an odd request to make a rubber violin for someone. I have never had to paint a woodgrain pattern on latex and can't find too many resources for it. Does anyone have experience with this kind of thing?
     
  2. blue2k

    blue2k Well-Known Member

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    There used to be a product for resurfacing kitchen (and other) surfaces called Paint and Grain. http://www.diy.com/departments/ronseal-paint-grain-rustic-oak-special-effect-paint-15l/127864_BQ.prd

    It worked like this, paint a base colour coat, and then once dry, you apply a second coat of a different colour (supplied as part of the kit). You then use this little weird rubber pad and drag that down the new coat while rocking it backwards and forwards. The stamp left a fairly decent wood grain pattern, by scraping off the excess paint. I have no idea if that would work on latex?
     
  3. Krats

    Krats Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The rubber pad is called a "graining comb" and they are fairly easy to obtain without buying a whole kit. They take some practice but can create reasonably convincing effects. For the best results you'll want to layer a few techniques though. Take a look on Youtube, there are quite a few tutorials on creating faux wood grain.
     
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  4. Smappdooda

    Smappdooda New Member

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    I looked at a lot of that stuff before coming here. Most of that uses stuff that can't go on latex.
     

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