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Ed Walicki's "Classroom Series"
Creating an Artificial Water Splash
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Learn time tested methods for creating the ever popular
water splash effect. A dramatic / realistic effect like no other.
Learn the secrets behind working with clear casting
resins to create realistic water effects that will not yellow, dull or crack
over time. Filmed in my studio, I demonstrate ALL the techniques and
materials used in creating one of my water splash effects.
Demonstrated in the video series is the water splash created for the above
pictured 26" rainbow trout wood carving. Others are also covered.
This 6 DVD course with over 9 HOURS of instructional video
will have you mastering this dramatic effect with your first attempt. Learn
from 20 years of experience working with resins what works and what
you can learn the entire process in depth, from home. This
information, until now, was only offered in a week long "hands on course" in
my studio. Even then I was not able to devote the time to teaching
"The Splash" like I have here. In class completing a carving, painting and setting it in a splash is a tall order in 5 days, leaving little
time to go over everything involved in working with resin. Here, with
no deadline, or time constraints I have revealed it ALL in an easy to follow
format, ensuring you successes with your first water splash or in refining
your present methods.
This is hands down the most complete video course I have
Included in this course:
Safety Considerations and Equipment needed to work with
Tools and Materials needed.
Choosing and working with the proper resins
Preventing yellowing, shrinking and cracking.
Accelerated Curing Techniques
Ripple, wave and wind blown effects.
Understanding the hydraulics behind an actual splash.
Making flex molds using my flash heat method
Building the splash one step at a time.
Casting a water clear hand
Inserting fish (or other carvings) into the base with
Production splash casting for limited editions
Base considerations and construction
Controlling the "Gel Window"
Creating primary, secondary and water droplet components.
Carving cured resin pieces
Inserting habitat components
The "Barrier Shield" - Protecting the paint finish on your
carvings and habitat components from the resin during splash construction.
And much more....
as a bonus - Building a Heated Dust Free Splash Component Curing Cabinet.
I designed a curing box that will cure resins in an hour to a tack free
crystal clear finish to accelerate the splash building process. No
more waiting days for pieces to cure hard. Watch as I build a complete
cabinet on video explaining every step of the way. Included with the
video course is a cut list and material list to build your own for less than
$75 (less if you already have some scrap wood around the shop) and an hour
or so of time, . It will produce perfect splash components time and
time again. One of the most used contraptions in my shop! Now
you have everything you need to build one for yourself.
And......With each DVD course comes my "Source List"
for the materials used. You get my actual sources for the materials
and contact names for the products used. And you will
receive the same discounted price for those materials I pay. For years they have provided
a student discount to those attending my hands-on classes and have agreed to
do the same now for my video courses as well. So you can take
advantage of that also.
|DVD 4:3 Regular Version (Dolby Digital)
(6 Disk Set - 9 Hours)
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Splash Base / Wall Mount / Pedestal Mount
Urethane Cast Driftwood Accent
Perfect "S" shape to compliment any fish
carving. Same piece shown in the Splash Course DVD. Simply prime,
base coat with gray acrylic paint and apply a wash of dark brown for a realistic
driftwood look. Strong enough to use as a pedestal base for small - medium
sized fish carvings. The perfect accent piece. See it used in my
Gallery on http://www.edwalicki.com .
Ed Walicki's "Classroom Series"
Realistic Fish Scales Course (238 min. 3 DVD Set) $59.00
Now on DVD, all the competition quality techniques I teach in
my hands-on classes and use in my own work are covered in detail. Learn it all
Unlike my original 80 minute Fish Scale Video done years ago, this video
course contains ALL the information and trick tools I use and teach in my hands
on classes. It's been some time since my original scale burning video,
almost 10 years now. And in that time I have wanted to do a series of new
videos, more advanced than the originals, covering everything I teach in my
intensive hands on classes. This will be the first of many titled under my
"Classroom Series" covering everything in real time from A-Z for competition
quality results. These videos were filmed in my carving studio using the
same tools used in class and in my day to day work in both wood and urethane.
You will learn techniques that until now were only demonstrated in my hands
This video course will cover...
- Scale Reference
- Creating Working Scale Patterns
- Woodburning Systems
- Building Woodburning Pens
- Converting Commercial Woodburning Pens
- Shaping Nichrome Wire
- Learn to make several unique burning tips
- Learn to make several types of scale burning tips
- Learn to create realistic lateral lines
- Pre-burn Layout
- Learn to burn patterns and rows
- Detail burning on the head and around the fins.
- Build your own "De-fuzzing burr" in seconds
- Learn to create scale growth rings
- Learn to use 8 different tools to create scales in wood
- Learn to use 5 different tools to create scales in urethane
- And much more!
included in this 3 DVD set is a sample casting of the techniques demonstrated,
a source list for the materials and items used in the video, and a coupon for
owners of the original "Making Scale Burning Tips" video to receive 10 ft of Nichrome wire or a $20 Gift Certificate for free when you return the old video.
This same information can be applied to any wood burning
tip you ever need. No longer do you have to get by with what is available
commercially, within a couple of minutes you can create custom tips and pens at
a fraction of the cost. Make your own tips for less than .20 cents each and
pens for under $4 ea. And best of all it's fun to do. In the video I show you
how to create a tip to replicate any scale, creating a curved, raised, and
textured three dimensional scale that is an exact match to the real thing.
This course is not just for fish carvers, wildfowl carvers will benefit also
from the information, making custom burning tips
to fit their applications as well. Tips can be shaped like small chest feathers found on
songbirds. The basic shapes are burned leaving a layered look and then the fine
feather lines are burned in place using a skew shaped tip. Creating a puffed up
look to the feathers. The same techniques can be used for
reptile scales as well.
I know once you see the results you will be
convinced this is the best method to create realistic scales.
As Seen In The Video
Nichrome Wire for
making your own woodburning tips
Starter Roll $6.00
3 ft. roll (36")
|Starter Roll Plus $10.00
5 ft. roll (60")
|Carvers Standard $20.00
10 ft. roll (120")
|Value Roll $32.50
20 ft. roll (240")
|Pen Building Instructions (Free download)
248-880-1468 anytime to
order your copy today!