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    swirl camo climbing sticks

    I finaly got around to trying some swirl painting on some sticks i have had for years and an old stand that i found on private land . the stand had be there so long it was growing into the tree. the seat was completely gone.
    here is what they looked like before.

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    i'll post more shortly
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    i actualy didn't mind the color they where but found they are just faded. they were green before.
    i swirl dipped them in 7 diferent colors . mostly grey so i could get the tones of a tree.
    i used light grey ,dark grey, almond, black, with a drizzle. i used spray camo paint as well in black ,straw, brown, and dark green . all in flat paint

    swirl stand 001.jpg

    here is the finished product

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    here is what they look like out in the woods.
    at 15 yards
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    at 10 yards

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    at 5 yards

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    at 5 feet away

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    Looks good man! Could you explain a little more about how you did them?

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    wow nice job... what colors did you use and the type of paint?

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    i hung the stand to see how that was . what do you think ?
    blends pretty good i think

    swirl stand 009.jpg

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    i dipped them in water with oil based paint floating on top. i custom blended the gray using white primer paint and black. i did a dark grey and a light grey. i did this in my back yard looking at the trees and just decided that since i am on a tree i should try and match a tree color. i just see a lot of grey. i had some spray camo paint and found that it floats coming out of the can . so i tried it as well as drizzling regular oil paint onto the water.
    here is my test of just the spray camo paint

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    i'll post more pics of them on a different tree later
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    those look real good, nice job!
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    had to go color eggs with the kids. wish i could swirl paint them too
    here is a different tree

    at 15 yards

    swirl stand 013.jpg

    at 10 yards

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    at 5 yards

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    at 5 feet
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    Very very nice....

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    wow looks great
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    They look GREAT !
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    Heck yea , that looks great ..

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    Very nice job, I like it! Blends in well.

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    Wish I could see a video of this done. If someone knows of a video of this i would greatly appreciate it.

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    There a few on you tube. Search swirl. Most are doing guitars there but same concept
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhody Hunter View Post
    There a few on you tube. Search swirl. Most are doing guitars there but same concept
    Found a couple of them. Just a quick question for you because I'm going to be doing this to my stand/climbing sticks. Did you use a trash bin for it? Also, what kinds of paints did you use to produce your best results?

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    I used a 55 gal blue shipping drumm/ barrel. It wasbig enough to fit the stand but i have another i want to do the same thing but it may not fit. The sticks i could only do half way then turn them around to do the other half.
    For the more defined colors i drizzled oil based rustoleum paint. The gray was custom mixed with white primer and black.
    For back ground tones and slight colors i used spray camo that i already had around. The box stores like HD and Loewes, and even Walmart have flat camo spray. I find the spray is lighter and only goes so far on the surface.
    I thru in so many colors because i already had them and wanted a lot of tones and intermixing colors.
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    I may try the next one with some textured paint as a base. Was looking at the rubber spray to possibly quite it .
    May also sprinkle fine sand on the feet part before it dries to get added traction. I will have to experiment on some test pieces first
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    those turned out AWESOME!
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    This is VERY NICE, THANKS for posting!! I am going to try this with my Loop Ladders!! It looks much easier that painting with a rattle can and the results are AWESOME!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhody Hunter View Post
    I used a 55 gal blue shipping drumm/ barrel. It wasbig enough to fit the stand but i have another i want to do the same thing but it may not fit. The sticks i could only do half way then turn them around to do the other half.
    For the more defined colors i drizzled oil based rustoleum paint. The gray was custom mixed with white primer and black.
    For back ground tones and slight colors i used spray camo that i already had around. The box stores like HD and Loewes, and even Walmart have flat camo spray. I find the spray is lighter and only goes so far on the surface.
    I thru in so many colors because i already had them and wanted a lot of tones and intermixing colors.
    Thanks for the help

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