Sunday, September 23, 2007

Well, that was interesting

I'm still working on getting the right technique for working with the new Tandy stains, but so far I've gotten to the point where even if the piece doesn't turn out exactly like I expected I still get a good end effect.

The tooling design here is adapted from a belt design from Al Stohlman and is done in silhouette carving. The stain color is raisin mahogany and I really love the way it worked with the carving. I still haven't worked out how to get a good solid color on an entire piece yet but I like the fade in effect I ended up with here.

This one features something a bit different I came up with the tooling pattern myself. It's a doodle I did during a long meeting for work and it turned out nicely with the inverted carving. The stain color is dusty pink, and it is much pinker than I expected, i was thinking it would be more of a rose color. At any rate it turned out well, although I think next time I do something like this that I'll do a resist on the leaves and maybe the flower.


Sandra Eileen - Artisan Jewelry For Your Good Life said...

I really like the design on the brown piece.

Felicia said...

Oh, the pink flower one is delightful.