Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters: Essential Methods with Acrylics, Oils, and More

Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters: Essential Methods with Acrylics, Oils, and More

by Lora S. Irish


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Learn how to choose, prepare, and apply the perfect finish for your next creative wood project! This practical guide to finishing techniques shows you how to create flawless finishes each and every time. Nationally known artist and best-selling author Lora S. Irish presents a wide array of beautiful acrylic paint techniques and oil staining/antiquing methods, with easy-to-follow instructions and workshop photographs that illustrate every step. Finishing Techniques for Wood Crafters takes you through all the basics of painting and staining any woodcarving, pyrography, or gourd project. Sample projects throughout the book demonstrate specific techniques—like applying a vintage finish to a chip carved fish; creating realistic skin tones on a wood spirit cane topper; enhancing a Celtic knot dragon with an interesting stone effect; and more. Once you master these artistic techniques you can mix and match them on any project.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565239296
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 779,596
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lora S. Irish is an internationally known artist and author, whose acclaimed books include Great Book of Carving Patterns, Great Book of Celtic Patterns, Great Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs, The Official Vampire Artist's Handbook, Relief Carving Wood Spirits, World Wildlife Patterns for the Scroll Saw, and many more. Fox Chapel Publishing has sold more than 500,000 copies of Irish's books. Lora is also a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated and to Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazines.

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