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October 12, 2017: Retablos Tornillos


Many have asked about the making of my retablos on wood. This photo is packed with the process which,by the way, is totally unique to us.

From left to right:

  • Measure, cut and sand pine board
  • Sand all sides & paint 2 primer coats
  • Paint sides w/ “woodgrain” brown & yellow
  • Decoupage print to wood and hand press
  • Paint sides in acrylic color for lettering
  • Pen & ink lettering on 4 sides
  • Paint details on print face in gold acrylic, then ink nameplate
  • Coat with decoupage to seal image
  • Spray final sealer
  • Drill 1/4 inch hole for hanging
  • Apply bio and information card to image on verso
  • Repeat as needed


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