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Buff, NY Working with Worbla

Discussion in 'Buffalo, NY' started by 72Princess, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. 72Princess1

    72Princess1 President - NR star 4 Staff Member Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    I chose not to prime the Worbla’s Black Art. It has a smoother finish than Worbla’s Finest Art, plus I wanted some texture for the bone. The jaw bone is, after all, thousands of years old.

    I started by painting the entire blade white using acrylic paint. It had a very slow dry time, I had to let it sit over night.

    Using craft paint: I then painted with a brown/orange paint. [​IMG]

    I then added some Grey, and final detailed with Black. To smooth and blend, I used a wet paint brush to smooth out the edges.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Once paint was completed, I completed drying with a heat gun to cure the paint. Once painted, Worbla mostly loses its pliability.

    I used a leather sheet purchased from Joann’s fabrics, cut into strips, to wrap around the handle. Secured with fabric adhesive which adhered nicely to the Worbla.
    I then used a roll of leather cord to wrap around the handle for additional detail. Also adhered with fabric glue.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    The final product:

    I also created Dean’s necklace and charm but didn’t get a photo. I’ll add one soon.