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« on: October 27, 2008 11:14:52 AM »

I bought a sheet of mdf and a container of spackle. I found some images online, clipart I think, of antique tiles and spread out the spackle in those shapes. After it dried I painted the whole sheet with a dark combo of colors then sponged a lighter color to highlight the raised areas.

I wanted some matching artwork for my new place and I started with the tree and it was so fun I kept going.











 I would love the usual opinions, comments, etc. One thing that was annoying is that the spackle was hard to spread onto the sheet of mdf. I had to slap it on and then work it into the board with my fingers because it wasn't staying put. After it all dried everything was fine and I was thinking about using a cake decorating squeezy thing...

edit: Spackling paste is typically a white paste used to fill holes, small cracks and other minor surface defects in wood, drywall and plaster. If you have a hole in your wall that is too big to cover with paint and too small to have to redo the whole wall you use this paste to cover it, then it dries and you can sand it smooth.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008 11:19:56 AM »

#4 is my favourite  Smiley

forgive my ignorance but what is "spackle"?

ah.... its just known as filler over here  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008 11:24:38 AM »

I edited my original post with more spackle info.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008 10:19:24 PM »

That's a really good idea. I've done similar things with modeling paste, but this looks cheaper, and possibly more suited to what I do sometimes ^^
They look like they'd look really cool on a wall.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2008 09:49:11 PM »

i like thhhhee texture!!!
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