|Project by Dan'um Style||posted 08-25-2008 05:08 AM||3017 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
This is what I worked on this weekend !
Stoneware Live OAK tile
Quartersawn white oak frame.
All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375
Iron oxide 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. Over the light patina, tile is stained with colored wood stain.
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 to medium … apply with brush. even-out with rag.
3) Jazzed up with Japenese dryer: Minwax red mahogany stain (mixed with maple stain & cherry oil disolvable powder stain). Apply oil stain mixture thickly with bush. While oil stain is still wet, rub with fine steel wool. Rub hard and count to four. 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 3 hrs.
4) French polish with garnet shellac. Couple coats. Let dry for a couple hours.
5) 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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