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Fun Tip Friday #37 by SmallCreationsByMel Fun Tip Friday #37 by SmallCreationsByMel
Here's FTF 37! I like to add water to my acrylic because I feel like it seeps into the grains of wood better. Whereas if the paint is too thick, it just sits on top of the wood and you can't see all the fine details in the wood.  

Hope you guys find it helpful and like it! :D
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that a giant 'April First' hand?  Hhmmmmm??? :D  Just teasing, and thank you so much for another wonderful tutorial, I love them all :iconloveloveplz:
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Glad you like them! :squee:
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LadyDeven Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's definitely something I needed to know!
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:D Glad it was helpful!
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
That's how I do mine, too! :love:

Sometimes I actually stain my wood with real wood stain, which can look REALLY good. But there's three cons about it that you need to be aware of.

The stink is kinda nasty.
There's a type of oily film on it which makes post gluing a pain (the wood won't stick easily together).
Pre-gluing means that wherever it's glued the stain won't take - so you have to be VERY precise.

Not sure if you know those, but if not then maybe it'll help for future staining ideas. :)
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thank you for letting me know! Seems interesting, if I ever try real wood stain :D.
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
:)
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student
nice tutorial :)
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SmallCreationsByMel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Thank you!
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice one Mel. As a matter of interest how do you cut your plywood. Your trays look so neat. When I try to cut ply I seem to make a terrible mess of things . I also find it hard work and that it takes ages.
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