Creating a rusted iron relief sculpture

I have had my eye on this paint product from Modern Masters and gave it a try on a relief carving made out of HDU that I made for a recent project.

First, you apply the metal effects primer…

  

Then apply the 2 coats of the iron paint…

  

Then apply several coats of the rust activator spray. The rust increases with each application…

Now you have a rusted metal sculpture!!! (at least the illusion of one) There is one more step I don’t have a picture of and it’s a clear sealer that prevents the iron from oxidizing any more. I am very pleased with this product.

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Black Walnut Carved Sign

This sign was made of 3/4″ thick walnut boards edge glued together to make a sign roughly 16″ x 60″ with carved and painted letters and routed decorative edge, finished with a clear satin.

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Lion’s Den Sign

This sign is roughly 3/4″ x 5″ x 14″ with a lion profile carved on each side and carved script letters and finished with a satin clear coat.

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Stable Signs

These signs were made to hang on a stable for a horse ( and a goat  (Georgie).They are roughly 1″ x 7″ x 30″ and made of sapele wood with carved letters painted with gold paint and finished with a satin clear coat. Letters gilded with 23k gold is also available.

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Custom Dimensional Signs

This customer sent their logo to have turned into a 3D sign.

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This is the 3D sketch Rebekah created based on the logo.

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First, all the pieces of weatherproof HDU were cut out and dry fit together.

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Then the pieces were primed and painted and assembled.

Here is some video footage…

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