slowlearner wrote: ↑
14 Feb 2019, 13:29
Cool. I gather what you mean is knocking the grain down a few times before you dye it?
If you have to get THAT technical, then yes
Always fun to work with timber and dyes - your practice piece looks great so you go ahead and the actual piece looks different.
After applying the black (which made it look pretty much, well black) I put on another application of blue. Hmmm:
TBH, that looked nothing like I expected but amazing, and a little bit to my surprise Matt liked it too so we decided to leave it like that.
Next surprise. Putting the Oslo on reverted things back to exactly what Matt had in mind originally: midnight blue (well, probably a little darker than that, but it IS blue):
You win some, you lose some. All good. Here's the front, and it's not really obvious from the pic but the dark part near the forearm cut is actually blue (one of the lightest parts of the blue area):
So, I'll keep putting on Osmo (the spalted timber soaks it up so this will require a few applications), and the neck is next - really need to tackle the carving (which I'm always a little apprehensive about).