|Project by 2x4xDoug||posted 06-25-2014 06:43 AM||947 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My least favorite part of woodworking has always been the finishing work. Lately I am starting to enjoy it after I did some research online.
1. Scrub the piece with a toothbrush and a minimal amount of water.
2. Apply a coat of varnish that has been diluted with water in a one-to-one ratio.
3. Paint with watered down acrylics.
4. Finish up with a coat of varnish.
I am sure the experienced carvers were already aware of this technique, but I wanted to share with the other novices. I am happy with the results.
This eagle was a blast to make. It’s actually second in a series of two. The first one was less detailed and sold instantly. This one was made by request. I tweaked the design to include wood burning for the feathers.