|Project by Dan'um Style||posted 07-29-2009 05:58 PM||1783 views||4 times favorited||18 comments|
Artists always sell their best work & this one is sold …. Couldn’t have gone to a better customer. He is a FIREMAN who has been battling forest fires in California.
Framed stoneware tile frieze in bronze finish.
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 www.sculptnouveau.com.
finish on the qswo is another fun process.
1) sand to 180 grit. Sprtiz with water and sand to 220.
2) golden oak achohol aniline dye stain … mixed really really stout … nearly black. apply with brush. even-out with rag.
3) Minwax red mahogany stain jazzed up with Japanese dryer . Apply oil stain mixture thickly with bush. While oil stain is still wet, wet-sand with fine steel wool or beartex. Rub hard and count to ten and a half. 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) Spray a coat of right out of the can lacquer
5) French polish with seedlac shellac. Couple coats. Let dry for a couple hours.
7) Walnut Paste wax.
All works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time expense and risk attending to their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear, are, when justly estimated, the cheapest. They are attended with much less profit to the artist then those things which everbody calls cheap.
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