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Tiki Art Swap 2009 #1 - PNG Theme. Done and dusted!
Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-05-20 3:18 pm   Permalink

It's not rocket science but....ok.

I use the most common method which is to use a propane torch to scorch the surface of the wood. A wire brush is used to remove the charred wood--leaving a raised grain since the meat of the wood chars faster than the grain. I repeat as necessary to make the effect more dramatic. A simliar result can be obtained via sandblasting with a compressor (as done at Disneyland) or with certain types of acid.

Cat..say goodbye to bag.


 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2009-05-20 3:52 pm   Permalink

ya you could do it the easy way !
but where's the fun in that ! lol
( got a whole bag full of cats ! hahaha)


 
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little lost tiki
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From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2009-05-20 4:23 pm   Permalink

Who's up for scorching a bag of cats with a propane torch?


So much great work already from youse cats!
And the due date is the end of May or June?

if it's June-this could get real BIG!

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Liana
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Posted: 2009-05-20 5:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-20 16:23, little lost tiki wrote:
And the due date is the end of May or June?

if it's June-this could get real BIG!





Finished pieces are to be photographed and posted on this thread by the END OF JUNE - JUNE 30


 
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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From: Edmonds, WA
Posted: 2009-05-20 5:55 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-20 15:18, Mr. Pupu Pants wrote:
It's not rocket science but....ok.

I use the most common method which is to use a propane torch to scorch the surface of the wood. A wire brush is used to remove the charred wood--leaving a raised grain since the meat of the wood chars faster than the grain. I repeat as necessary to make the effect more dramatic. A simliar result can be obtained via sandblasting with a compressor (as done at Disneyland) or with certain types of acid.

Cat..say goodbye to bag.



A power washer will do it too if you happen to have one.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-05-20 6:21 pm   Permalink

Wood choice an an issue too; hardwoods with close grain won't work well but a softwood with coarse grains like fir, pine or cedar work really well.
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Mr. Pupu Pants
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Posted: 2009-05-20 7:08 pm   Permalink

Uh oh, was that cat previously in a bag too?

 
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2009-05-20 7:41 pm   Permalink

LLT & Amy, thanks. Henrik, here's what I did with the beads, a matching pendant to go with the mug.



It's big and gaudy, about 3x6 inches. Kinda heavy too, I'll throw it in with the mug but only if it doesn't add significantly to the cost of shipping

It's still 6 weeks to the deadline, what else can I make?
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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-05-20 10:29 pm   Permalink

Wow! Everyone is creating such awesome art! This is gonna be one sweet art swap!

I couldn't decide what to do exactly, so I started off with a couple of plush PNG tikis so far...



Each figure is about 12" high. They are constructed of various fabrics, including flannel, felt, corduroy, terrycloth and satin.

I'd still like to do a couple of drawings too, so my trading partner will probably be getting three or four pieces from me... hey, sometimes quantity IS quality!

Oh, by the way, does anyone know the type of PNG tiki the black Trader-Vic's-logo-looking one is? Jonpaul mentioned from which region this tiki comes, but fer the life of me, I can't remeber what he said!
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AlohaStation
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From: So FL
Posted: 2009-05-21 10:13 am   Permalink

Lets not get too crazy. If you are willing to include more in your swap that's great, but it is not expected (at least not by me). Really cool stuff being presented!! The end of June is perfect - some of us just got motivated early. I'm sure there are some people that are sweating the deadline. 5 weeks and counting!!

 
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mp
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From: Nor Cal
Posted: 2009-05-21 11:27 am   Permalink

Beautiful Eric! Everyone's stuff is great.

 
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tobunga
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Posted: 2009-05-21 11:11 pm   Permalink

Hey Mikel! Glad you like! I couldn't decide which to make, so I did 'em both!

Any updates on your mug? The first progress pic you posted looks fantastic! (and I'm honored that a piece of my work helped inspire you!)
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ZeroTiki
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Joined: Feb 02, 2009
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From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2009-05-23 11:05 am   Permalink

Finally starting to get some progress on the painting that isn't New Zealand~esque... though I have to say there is already some amazing finished pieces in the swap!
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Still not PNG enough! Have started again!! 3rd time is a charm!!
(Man, this swap is making me work!)
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I might put the N.Z. painting in as well, make it a 2fer...
~Zero

P.s.---Sam, where's your piece? Please oh please oh please

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VanTiki
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Joined: Nov 25, 2005
Posts: 1046
From: Hawaii
Posted: 2009-05-23 9:11 pm   Permalink

Man oh man - I've been stressing about this swap! I suppose you could say that the swap is an educational experience, as I knew next to nothing a month ago about PNG. Totally unfamiliar with the style and nature of the artwork, I set about a serious course of study at Google University. I LOVE the masks, carving, and color - so I wanted to definitely make a mask to hang on a wall... but I also wanted to make a mug. Dilemma! I ended up combining the two and put together a mask/mug that you can hang on a wall peg when you are not drinking from it. They are not that big - so they wont hold too much fluid, but if you fill them with the straight stuff I am sure they will do the trick. I did two - one for the swap, and one for me to keep-and-or-sell. Hopefully if something goes wrong at least one will survive and I can stay in the swap!

Ok - enough blabbing (can you sense my PNG insecurity ?) here are the (very bad cell phone) photos. I'll take better ones later:




Mahalo for peeking!
Henrik "VanTiki"
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2009-05-23 10:00 pm   Permalink

Looking very PNG and yet still distinctly HVR (Henrik Van Ryzin) Innovative compromise between wall hanging and mug
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