Author Topic: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures  (Read 79120 times)

haveyouseenhim

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #60 on: September 03, 2012, 09:58:28 PM »
There's a method that uses carrageenan (a food thickener)and acrylic paint, but I have yet to come across a good tutorial. Pro swirlers are very secretive of their methods.
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

nascarbean_97

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #61 on: September 05, 2012, 08:54:22 PM »
Is there an alternative to the testors paint? Something that isn't as goopy/dries just a little slower? Maybe my water temperature is off, or something...

haveyouseenhim

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2012, 12:36:26 AM »
model master or humbrol..... ive heard of magic marble, but i think the process is different

testors should flow for a 2 to 2 1/2  mins on the water and dries instantly dry when it is pulled out of the water
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

nascarbean_97

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2012, 12:52:25 AM »
Maybe I just need to get used to it, I'll try the model master stuff though.

tony grazioso

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2012, 09:38:30 AM »
here's some swirly goodness for your eyes






























deadastronaut

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2012, 04:00:32 AM »
lovely...thats laser printed stuff wrapped on like a parcel,  isn't it?...or are my eyes worse than i thought.. :)
https://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

tyzjames

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2012, 01:14:11 AM »
I got my hands on some Marabu Easy Marble.. anyone tried that? Easy enough to use, dont need borax. But now the question is how do you guys apply finish onto the pedals? I tried Envirotex lite but the paint seems to rub off during application. Clear coat spray (I use Krylon arcrylic clear coat) doesnt bond well with the swirl paint either. Just some FYI for those who are thinking of trying, and hopefully get some answers ;D

Mustachio

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2012, 02:03:02 AM »
Tony Those are GLORIOUS! All of em!

I dont know the swirl method you used but its just spectacular! Is that pour-on clear coat ?

Its great stuff I love it.
"Hhhhhhhnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggg"

deadastronaut

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2012, 07:17:49 AM »
^ it must be a laser print for those images...especially the faces!!!..and labels..

i remember seeing others tony did, and the ends looked like they were wrapped like a parcel...

you can't really see the ends in those pics though!!!!!...

i'd be interested in the process too....looks like a nice thick clear!!!! :icon_cool:
https://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

JebemMajke

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2012, 08:25:17 AM »
I got my hands on some Marabu Easy Marble.. anyone tried that? Easy enough to use, dont need borax. But now the question is how do you guys apply finish onto the pedals? I tried Envirotex lite but the paint seems to rub off during application. Clear coat spray (I use Krylon arcrylic clear coat) doesnt bond well with the swirl paint either. Just some FYI for those who are thinking of trying, and hopefully get some answers ;D
Borax is being used with blowtorch repair jobs in my country and it is good for killing roaches. Plus in small quantities it's used as conjunctivitis medicine. Hence you can get it in pharmacy. The question is are they willing to sell it to you? Marabu Easy Marble are nice, but they do tend to dry fast. You need to work quick with them, and results are decent but not as good as those with enamel paints. I use acrylic clear coat and it's a killer for swirls. Nitro and Polyurethane just eat through the swirl. HB body is the name of the company, they are from Greece. But i guess you can get better solutions if you just try harder.

radio

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2012, 07:50:55 AM »
Tony s  beautiful enclosures remind me somehow of this:

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_EU/3MGraphics/GraphicSolutions/Applications/CarWrapping/

But I'm not aware 3m  sells those printable.
Keep on soldering!
And don t burn fingers!

tyzjames

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2012, 04:01:27 AM »
Thanks for the tip, JebemMajke :)

Just tried another technique called marbling. Still waiting for it to dry but this is the result.

tyzjames

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2012, 07:37:04 AM »
One more:

JebemMajke

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #73 on: October 10, 2012, 06:36:22 PM »
Awesome. Check out ebru videos on youtube.

PS here's a carrageenan method tutorial. I can't try it as it is hard to find carrageenan in my country, no one wants to bother with it.

v8reverb

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2012, 11:51:05 AM »
Those ones by Tony are definitely printed - you can see the join on one or two pics right at the edge of the short side. That's the way i'm going to be doing mine with high build top coat on it to smooth it out.
Looks great.

JebemMajke

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #75 on: October 26, 2012, 09:34:43 AM »
My fuzz factory clone. It has a buttery yellow LED and the swirl was ice cream inspired so i call it "Butter Candy Fuzz".




Pyr0

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2012, 06:48:42 PM »
Rockbox Boiling Point in a swirl enclosure

sure why not  ;D




rousejeremy

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #77 on: November 17, 2012, 12:31:11 PM »
I used to wait until the bubbles were out of the paint after mixing the acrylics with water but I thought I'd give it a god with all the bubbles in the paint.
It turned out well. When the bubbles pop while moving the paint around it produced the effect seen here on the base.
Consistency is a worthy adversary

www.jeremyrouse.weebly.com

rousejeremy

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #78 on: November 19, 2012, 04:10:19 PM »
Fender Blender

Consistency is a worthy adversary

www.jeremyrouse.weebly.com

bluebunny

Re: Show off your Swirl pedals/enclosures
« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2012, 09:54:05 AM »
^^^ Looks like ice cream with way too much raspberry sauce.  Which is a good thing.   :icon_wink:  Nice build, Jeremy.
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