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Picture Frame/Dying Experiment

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Project by PflugervilleSteve posted 08-03-2011 07:00 PM 1014 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been meaning to try some dying ala trifern for a while. I had some scrap maple picture frame stock left over from a frame I whipped up for Father’s Day earlier this year, so I mixed up some dye (sourced from J.D. Lockwood) and had at.

Not quite the result I was hoping for, but certainly attractive. My daughter loves it, so I’ll probably cut some glass for it tonight, cut a bit of foam core backer and we’ll put a picture of everyone at the beach from earlier this year.

The wood is maple I picked up on a trip to Indiana a couple months ago. I used black let it dry for a couple hours in this lovely 105+ degree Texas heat, sanded with 120, yellow let it dry a couple hours, sanded with 120, then fluorescent blue and let it dry overnight. Final finish is Super Blonde shellac at about a 2 lb cut. If I do up a run of these, I’ll probably make a bowl of 1 lb because in this heat, the 2 lb is drying so fast I’m getting little ripples.

Pic 1 is full sunlight, pic 2 is under fluorescent lighting inside. The camera doesn’t like the fluorescent lighting, but the color still looks good with normal inside lighting. Pic three is a close up that gives a better idea of the color you actually see.





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jerkylips

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#1 posted 08-03-2011 07:06 PM

sort of off topic, but if the AWB (auto white balance) isn’t handling fluorescent lights well, you should be able to get into the “white balance” menu in the camera & switch from auto to fluorescent. it can make a big difference..

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#2 posted 08-03-2011 08:49 PM

I agree with Jerkylips regarding white balance. That will make a big difference.

I do like the color and have been thinking about getting into dyeing as well.

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