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Ok you cuts guru's. This is our first year making plywood cutout - Peanuts Gang. They are almost all done - will post when completed of course, here is the question. Do you outline the characters in black or leave them the color that they are to the edges?

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I outline everything in black. The sharpies work somewhat well but fade quickly. I usually use a small tip brush and outline with black paint. The outlining in black gives a sharper image.

Andy

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I outline everything in black. The sharpies work somewhat well but fade quickly. I usually use a small tip brush and outline with black paint. The outlining in black gives a sharper image.

Andy

I agree. I even used paint markers before to outline.

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I outline all color seperations in thin black line (paint). Shading will make your project stand out.

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My wife has done well over 150 cutouts for our display. She carries the paint color onto the cut edge of the plywood. She uses the paint pens for lines to accent details. She uses white and silver for black and some other dark colors, black for other colors. Alot of her color changes are done through shading and dry brushing though.

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Agree with what others said about outline color seperations in black. Also paint the edges of the plywood with black paint.

Looking forward to those pictures.

Joe

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Yes I out line all my cutouts, I think it gives it that extra pop, can't wait to see your pics!

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I have been making cut outs for a few years now and found that if you coat the cut out in a clear laquer(I hope i spelled it right) the marker dosent fade.

However If you use a cheep marker the laquer will make it run.

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