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Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:23 am
by Butch
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.

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:01 pm
by mtylerfl
Wow, Butch! That is really nice! Great project!

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:19 pm
by mountaincraft
Thank you Tim.. This is very timely for me...

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:17 pm
by pannie
very good work Tim
thank you

pannie

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:09 pm
by bill_w
Excellent, just what I needed..Thank you.

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:53 am
by Brian@Premier
Awesome job Tim! Can't wait to try it out.

-Brian

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:10 am
by Deerpark Creations
Very nice work Tim
Thank you
Rick

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:08 pm
by frank131313
Thanks i pick-up :D

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:30 am
by ezurick
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.

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:28 pm
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:


Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:54 pm
by Rcnewcomb
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.

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:55 am
by ezurick
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.

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:56 am
by Uncle Bob
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.

Uncle Bof

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:52 pm
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!

Re: Glazing your 3D Carving - A Step by Step Guide

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:35 am
by petergmartin
Dude, a seriously wonderful read. I'm definitely going to try it your way