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Applique #1: Testing, testing

6 days ago by BritBoxmaker | 5 comments »

Not sure if applique is the right term here. I’ve started exploring designs with a basic background with contrasting pieces of wood ( of varying thickness ) glued on. This is the first test piece It’s a piece of Birch ply, dyed black ( spirit based dye ). I usually use spray Acrylic finish these days. I tried using this as an adhesive. I then made up a pattern of 2 mm strips of Sycamore veneer on some transparent library film ( the sticky sort ) and applied this ( veneer side down ) to the wet finished base board. but with no result. After allowing a couple of hours to dry (it usually goes off in 10 minutes) the pattern came straight off the base board so the next t...

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