I'm customizing this old wood box and I want to reverse-stain a design on it and I guess I should check before making any mistakes
I've already sanded the old ink out and the rest just because, and I'm gonna
>Cut a design in vinyl with a plotter
>Stick it on top
>Stain the wood a darker color
>Wait for it to dry
>Apply clear varnish
is there anything i should take in account? Can the wood stain bypass or filter beneath the vinyl layer and ruin my design? I don't have any experience with staining wood before and I don't wanna ruin my first work
if I do it correctly and my method doesn't have any big issues, this is what I'm going for
don't mind the bad photoshop job
cool design, one thing you might want to look out for is the wood sucking up the dye too much and then cause leakage along the fibres of the wood at the edges of your design.
You definitely want to grind the wood properly to ensure a good seal. Then go for a proper masking tape (test some on a more insignificant piece of wood, before you use it on your precious box)
well i mean
it's as good as it's gonna get i guess
had to simplify the design by a long shot because the vinyl cutter tore the things to shreds with the smaller designs ;-;
but hey at least it's something, right
i'll give this a coat of clear varnish after it finishes drying and do the interior next
some more progress, i'm gluing the cloth interior now but the whole thing requires some more cleanup after the glue dries
while we're at it, what's a good way to keep it closed? I was thinking of using two bronze tacks and a small thread because I couldn't find a latch that small but idk
well, it's done!
I might add something later to close it more easily but this is looking pretty good now
and an interior view with my dice in their new home
That's cool dude. I thought the photoshop was a storebought one you were emulating at first.
Maybe just add a little tack with a grabbable head on the lid and embed and glue in two magnets to hold the lid down?