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 time I applied a uniform coat of PVA glue to the board instead. As this dries transparent it doesn’t affect the background colour. Positive result this time. Acrylic finish should also take to the whole pattern/ base board as well.
That’s all for now.
Be seeing you.
-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com