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  • Member since
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  • From: Eagan MN
Creating Carpet
Posted by hotrod jim on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:22 AM

I been play around with trying to creat carpet on some of my interior models by useing embossing powder.

My problem was I could never seem to get the correct effect, it seem to ball up on me in places or I did not have glue in some area..

I then tried mixing some paint and adding the embossing powder to the paint and spraying this mix thru my air brush..

You need to thin out the paint and use some higher pressure ..but the result or very good.

 

will add photo soon of the results I had..

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2:09 PM

I've been using embossing powder now for a couple of years & I never really had any issues with it.

I just slightly thin Elmers glue & brush it on the area to be covered, making sure not to do too large of an area at once.

I love the look!

If you get a good set of powders, you can similate almost any color without any paint whatsoever by mixing powders if neccessary.

This is the last one I did on a '62 Ford using a color right out of the bottle.

Takes less than 15 minutes to do the entire carpet.

 

Steve

 

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    February, 2010
Posted by brownies64 on Thursday, January 07, 2016 8:45 PM

Do you have to heat this for it to look like carpet?

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 07, 2016 9:36 PM

brownies64

Do you have to heat this for it to look like carpet?

 

No.

Just something for it to stick to, & sprinkle it on.

 

Steve

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    March, 2015
  • From: Eagan MN
Posted by hotrod jim on Saturday, January 09, 2016 10:32 AM

wow

goofy that looks great..What brand of embossing powder are you useing..mind looks more like sand than a fussy carpet like yours..

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    May, 2015
Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, January 09, 2016 12:43 PM

hotrod jim

wow

goofy that looks great..What brand of embossing powder are you useing..mind looks more like sand than a fussy carpet like yours..

 

It's made by a company called "Hampton Art".

I bought this set on ebay for around $14.00.

Enough to last me probably the rest of my modeling carreer.

 

Steve

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Eagan MN
Posted by hotrod jim on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:20 PM
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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 10:30 PM

Keep in mind, not all embossing powders are alike.

There are different "grains".

Some finer, some courser.

The powder I've been using is very fine, plus it's a metallic powder giving that "salt & pepper" carpet look.

I love the stuff!!

 

Steve

 

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    July, 2016
Posted by tbone on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:45 AM

How about using spray mount instead of brushed on glue?

 

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 2:00 PM

I have a spray can of glue cost a quid - about 50 cents!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

U.K.

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    July, 2016
Posted by tbone on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 6:03 PM

Ha! A "quid"...In the USA, we call 50 cents "two bits!" 'Cause that's two quarters. But I like the way the Brits refer to their currency. 

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