I've been messing around with swirl painting for a little while now to make sure i get the process down pat before i dip my guitar. I have been to a few websites and searched around on these forums but i have yet to find a detailed description of the process of swirl painting. I know "basically how to do it", however im still running into a few problems.
- I primered the wood using an enamel primer. Then using "X-O Rust oil based gloss enamel", put drops of the paint into the water. The majority of the drops stay condensed but around the outer edges, there is a diluted color mixture of the paint and water? Ignoring that, (for the fact its just a test run), i dipped the peice of wood, made an exit hole, and when i took it completely out of the water, the paint started to run and the swirls ran together, and the paint started to drip off. On some parts where the paint wasnt as condensed, it seemed to stick pretty well, However the condensed parts of paint that looked lumpy and thick were running everywhere.
What am i doing wrong and can anyone offer me advice, or a complete run through of how they did theirs? Thanks in advance i really appreciate it!!!