Sunday, October 14, 2012
Dyeing the Cover
Fiebing's Mahogany dye so I used it on this project. I did want a two-tone contrast though. I decided to dye the open space with the Mahogany dye and leave the carved and embossed areas un-dyed. If it sounds familiar it should because it is also known as the Sheridan Finish or process. Fiebings Antique Paste and applied a liberal coat over the carved areas. I then took the excess paste off the project by wiping it with a couple of paper towels. What this does is allow some of the paste to be captured in the deep cuts and stamping areas. A light buffing with a cotton towel will deliver a beautiful polished look.