Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

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Well this is probably old news now, but I wanted to show my latest project using the techniques I learned here.
I made this cutting board out of maple with purple heart edges. Then carved the grapes from the Aspire disc.
I then did the cleanup sanding. Applied two coats of sanding sealer. I wanted to leave some 'tooth' to the wood. I then painted with acrylic paint. It took two coats of paint to get the proper shading. I then highlighted the grapes and leaves with a wet towel and 600grit sand paper. I let it dry for 24 hours then finished with two coats of lacquer.
It is 10x17" x 1" thick. The other side was left raw and then I used mineral oil and let it soak in. This goes in a 9' hutch with wine and wine glasses. I hope to finish the hutch up this week, but thought this turned out well enough to show.
Again thanks for the tutorial, I keep coming up with ways to use it. Learning from others is much cheaper than teaching your self.
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Wow, Butch! That is really nice! Great project!
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Thank you Tim.. This is very timely for me...

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very good work Tim
thank you

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Excellent, just what I needed..Thank you.
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Awesome job Tim! Can't wait to try it out.

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Very nice work Tim
Thank you
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Thanks i pick-up :D

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Sorry to dig up an old thread and I don't have Aspire. I only have Vcarve Desktop, but I snuck in here to grab that glazing tutorial.... lol. Great job and it was very detailed for a newbie like me. But one thing I was a little confused on was the GEL. I never worked with GEL stain before although we were told to use GEL stain on a fiberglass door we purchased a few years ago. I never got around to trying it, so I am new to it. I bought a can and opened it up and looked at it... lol. It is like jello. How do you apply that? Do you dig a normal brush into it and scoop up a glob and smear it? Sorry if this is elementary, but I am an old newbie and never worked with it before. A little advice on how to apply it would help me. I use an old cut up Tee shirt to apply other normal stains... is it the same concept? Thanks again.

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Post by martin54 »

Google is your friend :lol: :lol:

I don't have any personal experience with gel stain myself but a google search throws up a lot of options, this video is by General Finishes so it's from a manufacturer & should be good info. They seem to have quite a few different tutorials on how to apply it to different surfaces :lol: :lol:

Hope this helps, sure one of the experts will comment if its completely rubbish :lol: :lol: :lol:


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A little advice on how to apply it would help me.
Apply a light sealant (lacquer, 1/2 pound shellac, light spray of poly) and wait for that to dry.
Wipe the gel stain on with a rag and then immediately wipe it off.
If it isn't dark enough do it again and wait a bit longer before wiping it off.
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Thanks guys for the reply. I actually thought that trying to google something so elementary would take me down the rabbit hole...

But I get it now... old rag, not a brush. That was my main point.

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Thank you for the time and effort you put into this guide. I'm going to try this on a project I just carved - ready for finishing.

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Post by JayGee »

WOW! Your wolf all but jumped off the plate! Nice job!
And thank you for the PDF file.

I was bumbling around a Menards store some time back and was looking for something in the way of paint that looked metallic without the shine for spraying an Indian Head/Buffalo nickel and wound up talking to an old employee. He took me to a shelf where he pulled out a can that had "Nickel" as the color and it came out actually looking like a nickel.

We have access to much more in the way of finishes to make our work stand out and your glazing process is one of those!

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