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2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

That's a cool present!

 

Thanks, I was more than a bit nervous about it since I know I'm not a great painter by any means yet, but it does help that it was for my wife, so I could have probably just dumped a couple of pots of paint over top of them and she'd have still liked it, lol! 

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Just now, Gargs said:

 

Thanks, I was more than a bit nervous about it since I know I'm not a great painter by any means yet, but it does help that it was for my wife, so I could have probably just dumped a couple of pots of paint over top of them and she'd have still liked it, lol! 

 

It looks good!

And painting something as a gift is always awesome!

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On 3/20/2018 at 9:19 AM, Gargs said:

Biggest problem I ran into was a nasty mold line on the snowman that just didn't want to go away.

Scraping with a hobby knife usually works pretty well.  I have a knife with a dull blade I use just for that.  

 

Another way to cover up small defects, including mold lines, is to use acrylic medium (gloss or matte medium or MSP brush-on sealer, for example) or a putty that can be smoothed with water like Apoxie Sculpt or Milliput.  The acrylic medium method works faster, but may take a number of coats, depending on the issue. 

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3 minutes ago, Serenity said:

Scraping with a hobby knife usually works pretty well.  I have a knife with a dull blade I use just for that.  

 

Another way to cover up small defects, including mold lines, is to use acrylic medium (gloss or matte medium or MSP brush-on sealer, for example) or a putty that can be smoothed with water like Apoxie Sculpt or Milliput.  The acrylic medium method works faster, but may take a number of coats, depending on the issue. 

 

Thanks for the tips! I had heard about using a hobby knife and thought about it, but was afraid of slippage on the metal surface (granted I know to cut away from me, but still).  :) That said, it is something to consider in the future. I also appreciate the idea of the medium, I hadn't thought of that. 

 

Annnd *slaps forehead* Of, course, the putty idea is a great one and I have plenty of green stuff that I could have used. Don't know why I didn't think of it, especially since on a snowman it would not have even had to be perfectly smooth to look good, in fact, it would almost look better if it wasn't perfectly smooth. All part of the learning process. I really do appreciate the advice, thanks!

 

 

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