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.