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Hi

Can someone help me with dry brushing. I want to dry brush a christmas tree, do I need an under coat? or I can just dry brush with the color I am using? Much appreciate help tyvm

Cindy in Florida

Posted by Saphire
on Thursday, January 31, 2008
User Comments
TPCustomStudio -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I used Ice blue wash over a white base coat to do the snow on my TTE Oderus base. That was over a dark brown bottom coat with a drybrush of Vermin Brown for the rocky terrain underneath.
Wyldside2304 -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Yeah for a ''snow effect''...suuurreeee...lol j/k
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I meant white for a snow effect, but a really light shade of pink on top probably would make it look more real.
Wyldside2304 -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I agree with Doc here. I used dark green as an example for an evergreen effect. Whatever color you want the finished peice to look like then you'll want to go a few shades darker for a base coat. I'm not sure if I'd use white though, depends on how much contrast you want between your base coat and your finish drybrushing.
-Wyld
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I don't know, if it's peach then you'd probably undercoat with a darker pink, then dry-brush lighter pink, then lightly brush the white on top. It depends on how realistic you want it to look really.
Saphire -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Hiya Wyld

Thank you for the information...much appreciated...I am going to dry brush my tree Peach...it is beautiful when done. Just needed to know if I should undercoat it first.


Hugss

Cindy in Florida
Wyldside2304 -
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Hey there Saphire,

It really depends on what color your going for. If your going for an evergreen:
( 1 ) Base coat in a dark green.
( 2 )Then lighten the color with a little white and do a heavy drybrush.
( 3 ) Lighten color again, but this time do a lighter drybrush.
-Repeat step 3 until you have the desired effect.

Remember, if you use a spray paint for the base coat then it is best to go with either a flat or a semi gloss paint. When you use your brush-on paints for the drybrushing then it is best to use flat colors as well. Also, until you get more practice at drybrushing, then I wouldn't want to go for more than 1-3 shades of drybrushing.
I hope this helps, its easier for me to do it then tell someone how to...lol.
-Wyld
Saphire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
I'll take the snow any day lol...yeah u think I'm crazy but I loveeeeee snow....I am in Sebastian, Florida
Buzzy Fret -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
you must be crazy.

where in FL?
cowboyink -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
I guess it would depend on how much depth you want to give the tree.
none= nah dry brush it
yeah = go for it, worst case scenario base coat it white or whatever color it is and go at it and ill trade you snow for warmer weather
Saphire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Yeah stuck here in florida, sigh, I want snow wahhhhhhh lol
Buzzy Fret -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
yay another Floridian!
Saphire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
I'm not wondering on a special paint, I just wanna know if I need to do an under coat before I start dry brushing


Cindy
cowboyink -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
ceramics shouldn't need a special paint
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Hope that elps

I'm not normally this helpful, I just need something to do while my pizza gets here :P
Saphire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wow I am so glad someone is here to be willing to help ty so much...Ok need to charge my cell to get the picture lol, how do I put a picture on here lol...gosh I sound like a blonde and I'm not lmao


Cindy
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Heh, well, I've never painted ceramic before, do you need any special paint for it?

It's usually a good idea to put a base coat before dry-brushing so it sticks better. Also, it depends on if you want the tree to be shaded, but we have to see the tree to give you any specifics...
Saphire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Hi thank you for your reply but I been there and I don't think I should undercoat the tree. My Christmas tree is 17" high and ceramic, I want to Dry Brush it Peach, I was in ceramics so long ago but cannot remember if I used an undercoat, helpppp lol


Cindy in Florida
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Behold out wonderful tutorial section! http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutorial.php

More specifically, a dry-brushing tutorial http://www.figurerealm.com/customtutori ... view&id=14

Some pictures of what you're painting would be helpful so we can advise you properly o_@
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