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Background Colour

This video is taken from the House Number project.

In this lesson I add colour to the backgroud to contrast with the smooth letters.


| 30 March 2014 08:18

Bruno - I use different dyes or stains, not that I colour carvings very often. Once dry, you can oil or wax over any stain or dye. I have been trying thinned artists' oil paints - you can thin them, mix them with linseed oil and even add a little to wax. The best thing is to experiment and build up your own body of knowledge - for example, try the same dye on samples of all the woods you like to carve, and at different strengths, and keep the results as a little 'library'. At the end of the day, you want to find a few simple things that 'work' for you.

| 28 March 2014 22:03

Hi Chris. The dye you use is acrylic or synthetic. ? Can I use any oil before applying?. thank you very much

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