|Forum topic by Duckarrowtypes||posted 04-06-2010 02:41 PM||6235 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
04-06-2010 02:41 PM
Watching the Duke/Butler game last night I saw a commercial for some new Inifinti car. This kind of thing usually goes in one ear and straight out the other but the phrase “with silver powdered wood accents” caught my ear and I stopped playing with my new iPad long enough to finish the commercial.
The commercial didn’t say or show anything more about the wood but it piqued my interest. I like the idea of rubbing in silver, palladium, or gold powder into wood just before the application of your finish. I imagine that you’d get a shimmering effect… not glittery but sort of metallic and exquisite. How wonderful would that be to do on a pen? Sand to 1200 grit, apply silver powder (as a grain filler), and then your final finish!
Has anyone here done anything like this before? Care to share some tips? I was thinking about using mica powders to do this but tablet gold powder might work too.
I’m thinking silver/ash; gold/pecan; gold/purpleheart; silver/oak, etc.