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« on: December 02, 2016 07:12:03 PM »



This crate is for a larger project for promoting The ManFlesh's 1st novel that is coming out in February. I've posted a few other parts of that already! The end has the book deets.



The side has the advertising verbiage from the book.



And some bottles packed in straw to keep them from breaking as the medicine show travels from place to place by wagon.



I tried a couple of image transfer methods before having success with xylene and laser printed images. That worked like a charm!

What didn't work like a charm was the metal edges which are actual metal that I aged... after I applied a clear, acrylic varnish to protect the aging, the metal took on a duct table look. BOO!




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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016 06:36:25 AM »

Beautifully done!
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2016 10:11:19 AM »

It looks great - but you're right, I did think it was duct tape that you used for the edges, not metal!  What kind of clear varnish did you use?  I have been using Krylon Crystal Clear for the metal pieces I have patinaed, and for metallic painted items.  It seems not to affect the look much, other than to give a shiny clear coat.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2016 11:11:04 AM »

Such awesome details! You nailed it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016 02:28:54 PM »

Thanks, y'all!

It looks great - but you're right, I did think it was duct tape that you used for the edges, not metal!  What kind of clear varnish did you use?  I have been using Krylon Crystal Clear for the metal pieces I have patinaed, and for metallic painted items.  It seems not to affect the look much, other than to give a shiny clear coat.

I used a professional decorative painter acrylic topcoat from my stash that I don't remember the brand of right off the top of my head. Part of the problem might be that it's a satin sheen and part that it is water based. I didn't want to spray for all kinds of reasons and I also didn't want to buy something if I didn't have to. I also didn't want it to be shiny since I'd distressed/faux oxidized the aluminum. Luckily, it turned out fine for the photo shoot as it is just a small prop! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016 02:44:07 PM »

What a fab "old" crate!
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2016 03:20:56 PM »

What a fab "old" crate!

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