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Old 12-21-2017, 07:04 AM   #1
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Default I知 not very crafty - Craft project

While looking for a buck I shot (and found) I found a different dead buck. Been there a while, all of the bones and horns were bleached out. After looking on the internet at some ideas I thought I may be able to pull off a Texas flag euro mount.

I started by using a walnut stain on the antlers





Went to Hobby Lobby and bought some paint and a brush



In hindsight I should have brought the blue down a little farther







I知 still working on the star...... I知 hoping to find a sponge brush in the shape of a Star. I tried using a stencil and it looked like hell.


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Old 12-21-2017, 07:09 AM   #2
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Looks darn good to me so far!
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:19 AM   #3
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That's pretty slick
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Old 12-21-2017, 07:24 AM   #4
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Looks Rockin
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:01 AM   #5
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Nice.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:02 AM   #6
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That looks good.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:10 AM   #7
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I rike it!
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:24 AM   #8
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I think it痴 cool
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:27 AM   #9
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Good job, Texas flag is always a win!
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:30 AM   #10
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Nice!

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Old 12-21-2017, 08:36 AM   #11
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I think you did a good job on it. You could print out a star on paper; cut it out and then paint the cutout white
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:54 AM   #12
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Looks very good!!!
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:08 AM   #13
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What brand stain did you use? Did you wash your antlers beforehand with anything special to get them clean or just use soap and water?

I have 2 skulls with bleached out antlers I would love to do this for but not sure how to prep them before applying stain.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:11 AM   #14
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It looks good! They have oil based paint pens that work really well. It's much easier than a brush.

http://www.michaels.com/craft-smart-...=Black#start=4
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:26 AM   #15
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What brand stain did you use? Did you wash your antlers beforehand with anything special to get them clean or just use soap and water?

I have 2 skulls with bleached out antlers I would love to do this for but not sure how to prep them before applying stain.
just clear water and a towel to clean them off and let the dry a day or 2. Minwax "special walnut" color.
I brushed it on because the horns were so knotted up. hung them upside down and let sit for like 30 minutes and then whipped it down with a dry towel.
Then hung them upside down again for another day or so.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:29 AM   #16
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It looks good! They have oil based paint pens that work really well. It's much easier than a brush.

http://www.michaels.com/craft-smart-...=Black#start=4
ok cool, thanks.
Im also thinking of getting a white Concho type star and using that.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:31 AM   #17
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:48 AM   #18
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Looks good to me. Now all you have to do is get a hog pelvis bone and put an ISIS flag on it !
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:16 AM   #19
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That looks awesome. I like it
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:17 AM   #20
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That looks good! I haven't done one yet in the Texas Flag. But you can always have one dipped!
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Old 12-21-2017, 10:19 AM   #21
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You a true TEXAS Patriot /craftier than you thought too!
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:01 PM   #22
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So what do we think about this ????




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Old 12-23-2017, 07:22 AM   #23
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I like it! I would not have thought about staining the antlers to bring them back like that. Imo the metal star looks better than painting one. Great job
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Old 12-23-2017, 07:32 AM   #24
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Nice job
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:44 AM   #25
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Excellent! And I think you got the blue at just the right height too.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:42 AM   #26
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I like it but turn the star 90ー to match a flag's star and post another picture for opinions!
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Old 12-27-2017, 03:03 PM   #27
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I love it!
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Old 12-28-2017, 11:50 AM   #28
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Go Rusty....
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Old 12-29-2017, 10:53 AM   #29
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Looks Great! Way to think outside the box/antlers
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Old 12-30-2017, 12:34 AM   #30
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I like the metal star

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Old 12-30-2017, 08:51 PM   #31
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UPDATE !!!! I think I知 finished????










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Old 01-01-2018, 07:30 AM   #32
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Go Rusty....
LOL Im in touch with my crafty side !
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:54 PM   #33
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:07 PM   #34
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:36 PM   #35
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That turned out awesome!!!! Not crafty h3ll!! Super cool!
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:40 PM   #36
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Looks awesome!
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:34 PM   #37
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I just found these pics from last year......

This is my project buck, I wonder what got him






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Old 01-11-2018, 01:04 PM   #38
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Oil based for the skull paint?


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Old 01-11-2018, 01:12 PM   #39
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That turned out nice.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:02 AM   #40
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I will check when I get home.
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