Leather Carving Aprons
A good leather apron
is a must whether you are a power carver or work with hand tools. We
are happy to announce that we have an exclusive new product that
combines absolute quality in workmanship with a great price.
We have sold several kinds of leather aprons over the years but
never one with this quality and value. Since this apron is being
manufactured exclusively for The Duck Blind, we can guarantee that
you will be 100% satisfied or we will refund your money. Our apron
has a completely adjustable neck and waist straps that are riveted as
well as a double thick chest patch complete with pencil pocket.
Standard Leather Apron
Our custom made, adjustable strap apron
is made from ¾ ounce leather, and is very durable. This
features riveted adjustable neck and waist straps!.
Colors can vary slightly from the apron shown in the
picture but all will be in earth tones.
Duck Blind Custom Apron - $44.95 plus shipping
Duck Blind Texturing Combs
Vermiculation Comb Example
“Flexible” Stainless Steel
How to use texturing Combs using acrylic products
1.For cork or wood: Seal the surface as usual. Make a 50/50 mixture
of gesso and texturing paste. It is suggested that you use a colored
gesso that matches the color of the vermiculation. (Black, Brown or
Gray) Apply this mixture (fairly thick) on the surface with a
sponge. Try not to do too big of an area at one time. Please note:
If you are using Jansen Texturing Paste, gesso can be eliminated but
a small amount of Jansen paint can be used to tint the mixture for
color in the appropriate areas.
2.Next drag the comb through this
mixture in a zig-zag motion trying to get a random look to the
pattern. The pattern should go across the feather. (See examples)
Clean off the comb occasionally with a paper towel to remove build
up of the texturing mixture. It is useful to practice this on a
scrap piece of wood or paper plate to perfect the procedure before
doing it on your carving. The net result of this procedure will
leave a raised ridge of texture over the entire surface. Make sure
that you do not miss any area where you want the vermiculation to
appear. Let this area dry completely before going to the painting
3.Next paint the area the base color of the feather group. If the
side pocket group of feathers are gray then paint the entire surface
gray etc. Let dry completely.
4.Next “Dry Brush” the dark color of
the vermiculation across the top of the ridges. Use a flat brush for
this procedure making sure that the brush is almost void of paint to
prevent getting paint down in the valley of the ridges. Once dry you
can procedure to detailing feather edges etc. if need be.
The combing methods above will also apply to using oil paints
however we suggest that you always experiment with the various Oil
based products to make sure they will give you the desired effect.
Duck Blind Vermiculation Combs
Swiss Sandpaper in 1 yard rolls are available in the following grits:
80, 120, 150, 180, 220, 320
Swiss Sandpaper $3.75 Per Roll
Padded Sanders are a great tool. Both have 1/4" shanks
Small Padded Sander $15.95
Large Padded Sander $19.95
TUF Carve is a great epoxy product that is a carvable, sandable
filler for repair work.
Quart includes Cream Hardener.......... $24.95
Aves Apoxie Sculpt
The Aves Apoxie Sculpt is now being
used by many carvers for setting eyes. It has enough working time
allowing for adjusting and shaping around the eyes. A great product
for repair work also.
Order by calling The Duck Blind at 1-800-852-7352 or Email
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