Friday, August 4, 2017

How to Make Homemade Plastic Art Combs - Part 7 of 7 - Bottle Sides Shark Small Teeth

Fig.1 Juice Bottle
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Art paper
Aviation cutters
Plastic bottles (Including water bottles)
Plastic fruits containers
Sandpaper #60
Utility knife (with sharp new blades)

Art Combs are used for kid's art and provides patterns for the artist paintings. Need that extra special texture or pattern, create your own art combs. This post shows how easy to make, use, and clean your own art combs. Each comb will be tested on watercolor paper to test its effectiveness.

This post shows four steps to make homemade inexpensive art combs from a clear juice container.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the container that will be dismantled to create the shark teeth comb. Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the juice container being transformed into a plastic art comb. Fig.3 show aviation snips was used to cut the juice container hard edges from the top of the container. The teeth were cut using the aviation snips and the tips had to be sanded not to cut the paper.
Fig.2 Dismantle juice container
Fig.3 Aviation snips
 Step 2: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows the application of paint to the shark teeth comb.
Fig.4 Paint
Fig.5 Applying path to teeth comb 
Step 3: Fig.6 through fig.8 shows the pattern the homemade comb created on the water color paper. Fig.6 shows to apply paint on both sides. Fig.7 shows one pattern on the watercolor paper, and fig.8 shows that the paint is thicker the comb can place a nice layer of paint on the paper.
Fig.6 More paint on both sides
Fig.7 Paint on watercolor paper
Fig.8 Second side

Step 4: Resolution: This homemade shark teeth comb worked out fine, and enough for my tool box. It was east to use and to clean and it left good impression on the watercolor paper.

What was learned from this seven post series:  The clear plastic yogurt top was not strong enough to hold the paint and did not make a suitable comb, but on the other hand it was easy to clean. The yogurt cap with the holes may have worked if the holes were larger, smaller and medium holes just placed a blog of paint on the paper. The bottle cap scraper was sturdier than the other combs but using one cap for multiple combs doesn't work well. The best comb was made by using a water jug and was easy to clean and use. The finger combs was made of clear plastic and was difficult to use and to clean. The clear plastic rectangular flat comb was easy to use and the paint adhered to this comb. It might be possible to use other materials for combs but for this to happen you must do the research, leave me a note if you find something that works better.

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