Homage to Trifern - attempting the 2 dye 4 vase #4: Yellow makes the colors complete

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Blog entry by Mike_D_S posted 04-17-2016 06:39 PM 1202 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After letting the red coat dry overnight, the vase had a bit of a scarlet overtone and I was starting to get a little worried that the I had cut the black back a little too much and the entire piece might turn out more too red. But after giving it the next round of sanding, there was quite a bit of the red dye sort of dried on top and after giving the whole piece a very light sanding, the red tone was much less noticeable.

The net step was to sand the highlights to open up some space for the yellow. I tried to follow the natural pattern of the light spots and added a few sort of artistic highlights where I thought they belonged. I finished the sanding and then wiped down the piece with a clean towel. The next step was to apply the yellow and after applying the yellow, the colors are really starting to come together. The red and yellow combined into a nice shading of light to dark oranges and the overall look is very nice.

I’ll give the dye time to dry fully and then give it a wipe down prior to starting the finish process. I like the way it looks now and I know that the finish will really help to add a vibrancy that it’s missing at the moment.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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