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Topic: The Epic Viking Runes of Almighty Glory (+ tutorial)  (Read 1210 times)
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Kuolema Nox
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« on: August 20, 2005 04:46:47 PM »

In case you couldn't tell from the title, I'm a power metaller. Grin I just had to make something epic, ancient and Viking-ish, so I mixed up some salt dough and made these (I drew the Futhark runes into them with a kebab skewer Grin), then painted them with silver acrylic paint and rubbed black oil paint into all the cracks.

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005 05:31:01 PM »

That looks so cool ! What exactly is salt dough ?
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2005 03:03:44 AM »

Thanks! Grin

Salt dough is this:

1 part water
1.5 parts salt
4 parts flour

You make the shapes out of it, poke holes through them if you want to put them on a string later (or drill them after they're cooked), then bake them in the oven for 1-4 hours at about 200F (gas mark 2). (My runes were just small- about 2" long- so they only took an hour.)
There are other variations on this recipe, but that's the one I use.
You have to make sure that when you paint them, you either paint them with something water-resistant like acrylic or you varnish them afterwards- because there's no fat in them and because there's so much salt in them, they won't go mouldy, but if they get wet they will go soft.
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