|Project by PflugervilleSteve||posted 08-03-2011 07:00 PM||1214 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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.