More RBS

Stain/design testI don’t usually start staining w/o a solid design in mind, but thought I’d try it on this one.  It makes sense, since I’m working with someone elses’ work.  They need to happily co-exist…or something.  It also gave me a chance to see how my latest stain purchases work with the older ones.   So, I latched on to the best part or two of my sketches and went to work.  I’m using a rather warped piece of pine that is both too long and too narrow — but close enough for testing and sampling.

There’s my trusty bone folder.  It’s that flat, plastic bookmark-looking thing at the top next to the tape.  I use it to burnish the edges of the tape.  The stain likes to spread everywhere if I’m not careful. Yes, I run the bone folder over ever single edge of tape.  Carefully.  I can always tell when I’m too tired to work, because I’ll miss an edge and end up with stain seeping into the next part of the work.  Which means more effort in the long run.  Best to be conscientious in the first place.

Without

With marble

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5 Comments on “More RBS”

  1. Tom H Says:

    I already love what I’m seeing here. The design idea at the end of the sculpture is great! The colors are fantastic! I remember that about the first set of coasters I ever saw at your place – the ones you subsequently gave to me, and which I still think are superfab.


  2. […] Tina is going to town on this RBS project I’ve handed to her. Check it out. She’s doing test designs and stain colors on scrap wood for this thing. Honestly, I figured […]

  3. Genevieve Says:

    Neat stuff, man! I’ve never been good with visual arts, but I’m a fan of them. I like what you and Tom are putting together.

  4. Tina Says:

    Thanks!
    It’s certainly something new, and it’s been fun. I just hope I can live up to the work that’s been done so far.

  5. Tina Says:

    Tom-
    It’s thanks to all the hard work that you’ve already put into it, that’s inspired me. I want the base to work with it, not just something that sits under your stuff. Besides, I love new projects! It’s something new and different that I can get behind.


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