|Project by KnotCurser||posted 04-27-2015 10:40 PM||1014 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I needed a simple tray to store some bottles in, and I wanted to try some practice using analine dyes – here’s the result!
The colored part is baltic birch plywood, dyed with a coat of black then a few coats of blue – sanded between each coat. I was told later by a true master of the art that I should have used a MUCH darker mix of black to really pop the grain – better luck next time!
I had a piece of walnut left over from a larger project and thought it look good next to the blue, so I used it to make the sides of the tray.
Overall, it only measures 7×11 inches and is around 2 inches tall.
Multiple coats of lacquer completed the piece.
More practice needed, but not too shabby!
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