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Old 11-13-2012, 11:51 PM
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Spin Painting

Brainwavedisc aka Jeff Ash recently demonstrated a new painting method using a turntable and dye. Here's my practical application, please feel free to add whatever might be working for you.

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A box fan with the guards removed and the three way speed switch replaced with a $5 basic rotary dimmer switch. To center you to set the disc down and while slowly speeding it up bring in the yardstick in and allow it to remove the high side.

I used powder rit and acetone, experimented using a brush and q-tips, sometimes with dye and sometimes just acetone. I would have done more but used up the last of the acetone pretty early on. I think thickeners (dishsoap...) may be helpful in creating smoother gradients but need to try it out, coming soon!

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:54 PM
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I did kinda the same thing but I didn't "paint". I squirted dye on my discs so make designs similar to the fly-dyes the factors make. Pretty cool design though like the swirls.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:55 PM
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Nice work. When I readthe title to this thread, Jeffs name was the first thing to come to mind.

Keep the pics coming!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:48 PM
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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I love the laminated wood look the edges get when the right color combos are in place. I've been thinking about putting together a fan setup since I started dying. Nice work!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:51 PM
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Just asked for a spinner for Christmas :-)
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:35 PM
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I'm using the basic box fan set up. Have not yet installed the dimmer switch. I've found the basic low speed setting great for applying/blending and then a bump up to high speed (with enough dye of the right consistency sitting on top) to get the dye to 'spin out' in the fine lines.
this was posted in dye a day, but thought it would fit here as well.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:06 PM
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I would add that building some cardboard walls can help prevent dye splatter:



Built this thing years ago, only used it a couple times, just not my style. But the sides that I put up are COVERED in dye cast off from the spinning! I'll get a pic of the walls as they look now.


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Old 11-16-2012, 11:40 AM
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Bennett I'm curious how you attached the round board to the fan.

Played around with this a bit this morning, it's fun but in the end all I can really do is circles, gets a little redundant...









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Old 11-16-2012, 11:43 AM
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I am guessing he took the fan off and just attached something to it.
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