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ok... this idea just kinda popped into my head.

lets say i was going to do a darker translucent paint, like purple or black. one thing i kinda want to do with my guitar is maybe stain a word or maybe a simple design into it, and then do the paint over it. if i stained it dark enough under the paint, would it be.. see-able through the paint..? on my project.. i was thinking of doing a chinese letter for something or another in black stain and then doing a translucent purple over it. is there anything special that might have to be done, or would it just .. NOT turn out?

thanks.

-doug

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the only problem that i see is keeping the edges of your stained character from running into the wood and blurring. you might think about painting the figure that you want with a slightly thinned down paint that would flow well and flatten out but not run and then do your transluscent over it and then top coat it.

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the only problem that i see is keeping the edges of your stained character from running into the wood and blurring.  you might think about painting the figure that you want with a slightly thinned down paint that would flow well and flatten out but not run and then do your transluscent over it and then top coat it.

well, i was actually thinking of cutting the design in with a razor so that the stain will stay contained, would that work or no? i know thats one way your supposed to keep a stain from going where you dont want it to..

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well, that makes sense but i've never tried it..experiment with some scraps of the same wood you're doing your guitar in and see what works.

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