I've made roller and trowel texturizers from packing peanuts, pearlite, and texture skins which I also made from silicone. I've ground down pool trowels to the size I think would work well, made wedges, and scratch coat scratchers. Ordered some foo-foo from Walttools. Picked up a drill type hand held mixer.


I finally started my practice board and this stuff is fun! I've got lots more practicing to do before I start my planned projects at home, but with Nathan's video training, I'm pleased with my initial dabbling into this art. There is much more depth than this picture shows and it is a patchwork of tests. I will soon try a larger area in one carving session. Later, I'll get into the painting experimenting and learning.


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Comment by Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans on March 22, 2011 at 11:20am

Thats a good start....keep up the good work


Comment by Ryan W.Rall on March 24, 2011 at 11:01pm

looks pretty good !! how did you make your wedges ? :)




Comment by Paul Labelle on March 25, 2011 at 6:41am
For the wedges, I used basswood (easy to carve and was available in my workshop). I bandsawed 6" wide stock from 7/8" to 1/8" thickness. I carved striations on the flat surfaces with carving chisels. Dunked them in varnish to waterproof them. I made 2", 4" and 6" wide versions. They work great with release powder.
Comment by Dale Messenger on April 3, 2011 at 6:58pm
Looks good. Better than my first attempt. Keep it up always think out of the box!!
Comment by Paul Labelle on April 4, 2011 at 6:28am
Thanks for the encouragement. I've finished carving the rest of this pratice board and I'm experimenting with the painting. I'll post eventually.


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