Author Topic: Blue 'lapis' 'liming'  (Read 161 times)

Offline willstewart

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Blue 'lapis' 'liming'
« on: September 09, 2019, 10:38:54 AM »
This is an experiment in using blue ultramarine acrylic (synthetic lapis) instead of liming wax on oak plates.  Wipe on and off and re-sand with 400 grit (& wax).  The angle of the grain is clearly important - you are looking for the opposite of (that is at right angles to) quarter-sawn - but the openness seems to vary too (as so often the first example small bowl works best!).  I think the application technique is consistent but may try again on one plate.

A similar technique on the pens.

The plate bases are 'limed' using commercial liming wax.

Offline willstewart

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Re: Blue 'lapis' 'liming'
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2019, 03:34:06 PM »
refinished plate - let the paint dry before sanding off excess. A bit better.