How To Age Wood: 2 Ways

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How To Age Wood: 2 Ways
How To Age Wood: 2 Ways

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Video: Aging wood to perfection - best aging techniques? 2023, January
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I present to your attention a small photo master class for lovers of the effect of strong aging?

1 technique - Staining a wooden surface that does not have a pronounced texture (I show with the example of a linden tree), followed by toning. We know that mechanically you can cast a wooden surface that has a pronounced texture (wood pattern). For example, such wood species as spruce, pine, larch lend themselves to brushing. To do this, we use special tools: a corset, special. drill bits, brush grinders and others. But what if the wood base has a homogeneous texture (maple, beech, alder, linden), and you really want to give it texture? In this workshop, I will show you how to cast a wood base with a uniform texture.

Technique 2 - Heavy abrasion effect (method with candles). Useful for beginners! I show both techniques on the same basis so that you can compare the results and evaluate the possibility of combining them in the same work.

So, let's begin!!!

Materials:

  • wooden base - linden;
  • semicircular chisels number 2, 4 and 6;
  • corner chisel number 1; cutter (jamb knife);
  • simple pencil;
  • ruler;
  • sandpaper number 240 and 400;
  • stain;
  • candle;
  • acrylic paint;
  • colorless wax; talcum powder (baby powder).

Method number 1

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Draw a dividing line with a pencil and randomly apply a "drawing of a tree".

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Using the corner chisel number 1, I conventionally divided the base into two parts. We lead the chisel along the line at an angle of 15-20 degrees.

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We select a drawing of a tree with chisels, moving along the indicated lines. We use different sizes of chisels.

Keep in mind that the chisel is a fairly sharp tool! Observe safety precautions! Firstly, never place your hands in front of the chisel move, and secondly, guide the chisel along the workpiece "away from you", do not point it in your direction!

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With a jamb knife, we make chips and dents on the sides of the base.

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Sandpaper we go over the entire relief, smoothing, "rounding" it. We use sandpaper numbers 240 and 400.

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Result after sanding.

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Create a black bloom, or simply "soot", holding the base over the lit candle. Important! Do not hold the base over the top of the flame, but approximately in the middle, as the flame temperature is lower here. We do not need to burn the wood, only cover it with a bloom of soot.

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Remove excess soot using a cotton pad or dry napkin. Then, using sandpaper number 240, remove the plaque from the protruding parts.

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We cover our entire base with one layer of stain. I used an Oak water-based stain. Leave to dry for one hour.

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Method number 2

Let's move on to the second aging technique. First, take a paraffin or wax candle and randomly rub the edges of our base.

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Next, we apply a layer of acrylic paint to the base. We choose the color at our discretion. Am I showing with an example of yellow?

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After about an hour, we go over the entire paint layer with sandpaper, the paint will peel off where the wax was applied. You can again cover the paint layer with stain, and then wipe with a damp cloth. This will give an additional patina effect.

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Then you can continue to decorate the base as you like. To make it more fun, I added a few drawings, applying them with a sponge with acrylic paint through a stencil? In conclusion, we cover our entire base with colorless wax, sprinkle with talcum powder and use a cotton pad to “rub” the talcum into the surface, remove the talcum residues. We leave to dry for 12-24 hours.

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Talc (baby powder) mutes the color, makes it dusty. When talcum powder binds with the wax that has not yet dried, a very natural whitish (limescale) coating is produced. This can be seen in the photo of the finished result. Simply put, talcum powder perfectly patinates the wood, making it look more naturally aged.

Here's what happened in the end:

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Using these techniques, you can give an aged look to any wooden base, be it a box, a frame for a photograph, a clock … or something larger, for example, a chest of drawers or a table:) Techniques can be used both individually and in combination in one work!

Thank you all for your attention!

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