to see how I came up with this technique, and the variety of different pieces I’ve done! You may not know this about me, but I love to draw with charcoal. I get an inordinate amount of joy from coming up with new ways to make furniture (or a room) unique and beautiful. Using a dry cloth and my finger, I wiped away from the stain to allow a smooth transition from the stained portion to the outer unstained portion of my petal…. By the time I got all the way around the center petals (about 5 minutes), I figured it was time I could go back around and wipe off a little more stain on each petal, allowing the stain to gradually get darker toward the center.
Once I had worked my way all the way out to the edges, staining every petal using my graduated tinting technique, I finally wiped off the remaining darkest stain on the inner part of each petal.
Then, the whole piece got a thick glossy coat of poly (I use ). [email protected]’d say this is a pretty epic story of ‘Rags to Riches’, when it comes to this buffet that was tossed into a burn pile. You can just barely tell where the burning had taken place on that corner.
I wish I had taken ‘after pictures’ before I polyed, because the glare from that glossy finish makes the design not appear to POP as much in pictures. I’m in total shock that this technique has never been done before… But you wouldn’t notice it unless we pointed it out! We also have a video tutorial coming soon, so be sure to subscribe to our blog so you get updates each time I publish a new post!
because it’s SO easy, and has such a dramatically beautiful effect. We hope you’ll have the confidence to give this a try yourself! And feel free to ask questions in the comment section.
I’m pretty stinkin’ proud of myself for coming up with this one! And the way the stained flower petals wrap around the edges of the top surface. The following is a video tutorial with even more step-by-step instruction!