Tips and Tricks for using Watercolor on Wood

#1

I wrote up an instructable on how to use watercolor on wood while demonstrating how I paint my art toys. Check it out here. If you’re more interested in the art toys, you can see more of them here.

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#2

Awesome,

Thank you very much for sharing this.

#3

What?! Your DIY Designer Toys article on Instructables is fan-freakin’-tastic (and the toys are super groovy too)! Thank you!

I love this in too many ways to describe!

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#4

It was my pleasure. I’m an art teacher on summer break just waiting for my Glowforge so I can play.

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#5

Thanks so much! I’m hoping to sell them one day, but the ones in the Instructable cost me almost $100 to produce through Ponoko, so the sales price would likely be prohibitively expensive for the customer at that rate.

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#6

LOVE these designs!

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#7

I see you have a 3D printer. You may be interested in my 3D printed art toys too. That instructable includes my print file.

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#8

You won’t believe how quickly you can produce your art with a Glowforge. I am amazed at what I can make in a matter of minutes.

It appears to me like all your art was “cut” and “scored” and not engraved. I’ve cut out objects in well under a minute. Engraving can take longer (depending on the detail). The grampadrew signs I cut and scored only took 3 about minutes each.

I can’t wait to see what you create once you have a Glowforge at your fingertips. Please share!

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#9

Your art toys are super fun! Thanks for sharing the article and the file! I love the shapes, colors, and details.

I tried a Tiko 3D printer, it didn’t work out too well for me. I couldn’t get it to print as well as some others. I’m saving my pennies for a different 3D printer. Your art is making me want to save more so I can get one sooner.

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#10

Yes they’re completely vector designs. The vector lines help keep the watercolor inside the lines.

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#11

haha these are delightful! thanks for the smile.

#12

Awwwww, super cute! Thanks for the instructions!

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#13

So cool! Thanks for sharing these - it’s going to be amazing to see what you can do with your Glowforge.

#14

I like em! Reminds me of The Fib.

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#15

These are adorable!

#16

Super Instructable! One of the best things about this forum is seeing all the great creativity and talent that this group posesses. Thank you for sharing.

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