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Wendy Cevola Posting the steps to my latest Black Velvet Wish. This one goes to Japan.

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Thank you hang10tiki. My next one is also a topless man!

A friend had her favorite clock fall off the wall. I knew before I started that I couldn't match the real gold edge and told her so. But I gave it my best shot. I was able to match the blue paint.

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Good job on that clock.

It's fun to get something out of the blue (pun intended) to work on & to do such a good job to please someone.

Hi Will carve. I've enjoyed your back and forth with hang10tiki for years. I'm so happy to have TC up and running again.

It was fun repairing the clock. I wish there was a better gold out there. I tried several and settled on this one.

Keep on having tiki fun. Wendy

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Clock looks great..a classic was saved in the nick of time...gold just looks like a little Patina and love wear.

Good job

The clock is as good as blue :-)

tikiskip gold foil was mixed in a solution that I tried first but it was bumpy. I'm not skilled enough to use those sheets. The best I could do was use the acrylic gold paint. Thank you for the information.

Or Got Rum? You are very kind.

hang10tiki ha ha that was clever.

For some reason it's a thrill to see a tiki pop up in the show you are watching. This was a movie called Ruby in Paradise.

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Christmas 2022. I picked out two Jams World shirts and for Dan I made him two puzzles with favorite photos. One of his most concentrated mug and bowl collection and the other a newpaper photo of the tiki jungle room. We wish you all Happy Holidays.

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Great Puzzles...and shirts..

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Hamo posted on Thu, Dec 29, 2022 12:53 AM

Hmm, my sister loves puzzles, but I've never thought of making her one. Maybe I could use the picture of her, my brother-in-law, and Mr. Tiki at their wedding reception....

You both are looking great. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Or Got Rum? Thankyou. I've been a fan of Jams World Retro men's shirts for 20 years. It's all I wear. The puzzles are going to be fun.

Hamo it was hard to decide what to use for the puzzles. He liked them so much I think I chose well. You should do it.

Last summer David W. gave up his Tiki Oasis Arizona hotel rooms to us. To say thank you I bought some shoes and painted them for his new baby. They now fit!

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The clock I repaired is back with it's owner.

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What a surprise to go through old photos and find one with a PNG tiki. These kids are Dan's nephew and niece. This was located on Interstate 80 at the Nut Tree. It's no longer the same place but it was sure fun for decades of travelers.

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I have finished the Black Velvet Wish of Ari Yuasa in Japan. These photos represent the items he requested be in his painting.

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On the base of the statue, he wanted these words. Having the wish so well laid out makes it so much easier for me to fulfil a wish.

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I showed Ari the frames that would work best with his painting and he chose the one in the center. I printed the photos and cut some out to show him how it would look. He said he needed the Menehune to be as large as possible. I did my best to draw it rather than to trace the one I printed.

I cut a cardboard to fit the frame and then I used a box cutter to cut it out and a paint pen to do the outline. Now it's set up to go.

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My technique for Black Velvet paintings is to layer paint over the area and then I am able to do as much detail as needed and if I make a mistake, I am able to fix it.

I did two layers, then I blocked in the different parts. Then I painted a layer on the sarong in yellow. This took days because of drying each layer overnight.

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Coming along fine Wendy....lot's of prep in that one.

Or Got Rum? It takes a lot of layers the way I do it. I think using an air gun maybe faster. I just keep on going until I get it right. Thank you for noticing.

This begins the skin layers. Each time I let it dry overnight. Here's another weeks work.

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Great puzzles And kool lil shoes

A Menehune painting, sweeeeeet

It was time to add the words Ari requested to the base. It didn't go well and I'm back to square one. But I did start to do the shading and got it off to a good start.

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More steps for Ari Yuasa's black velvet wish. This time I added highlights and more details.

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More steps for Ari Yuasa's black velvet wish.

Time for toenails and fingernails.

I kept trying over and over again to get the words the right size and shape for the base of the statue. Every time I messed up, I had to paint over the words and let it dry before trying again. I got it on the fourth try!

Then it was fun to add some designs on the sarong.

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Time to figure out what goes next. Thank you for the visit.

Well heck, this painting is actually done and in transit to Japan. Today on fb it was pointed out to me by fb readers that I left off an "of" and the "n" in Sunset on the base of the statue. I have talked to Ari in Japan and we have two options. One he could take it from the frame and send it to me at my expense and I could do the repair and send it back. Or he could bring it to my home and have a visit. Wouldn't that be fun?

So this next post shows how I did the shell necklace. I printed and cut out just the right size of shell so I would get the shape just right. Then I painted the layers. I will also tweak it in the future. Here are the steps.

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