|Project by Dan'um Style||posted 07-03-2007 04:32 AM||2065 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
Framed stoneware tiles. Two in bronze finish. One in iron oxide wash.
Quartersawn white oak.
All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375
Bronze acid patina finish is produced similar to “David Marks” DIY techniques . I use a combination of materials but a good place to start is /:http://www.sculptnouveau.com.
finish on the qswo is another fun process.
1) sand to 120 grit. Sprtiz with water and sand to 150.
2) golden oak achohol aniline dye stain … mixed really really stout … nearly black. apply with brush. even-out with rag. multiple coats until the grain is hidden.
3) Minwax red mahogany stain (sometimes mixed with a little ebony and cherry oil disolvable powder stain). Apply oil stain mixture thickly with bush. While oil stain is still wet, rub with fine steel wool or beartex. Rub hard and count to ten. Avoid corners etc. Wipe with rag to reveal highlighted grain. Rub some more and add another coat of oil stain mixture. Wipe off with rag. Rub more if needed. wipe with rag. Let dry about 24hrs.
4) Rag on a coat of Minwax poly satin. Let dry few hours.
5) Rag on a coat of General finishes Armorseal satin. let dry 24hrs.
6) French polish with garnet shellac. Couple coats. Let dry for a couple hours.
7) Walnut Paste wax.
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