Tutorial on Flower Staining on Wood
I did a TV stand made from a large dresser and had put stained flowers on it-
This is a tutorial of how to do the staining
These are the stains I used: minwax dark walnut, unicorn spit in white and black (plus a pallet for the unicorn spit)
You can use any brush you feel comfortable with, for larger images you would use need a larger brush but since I did this tutorial on a scap piece of wood I had to make the image smaller.
I printed a picture of my rose bud then just used regular tracing paper to trace the image onto the wood.
I did the minwax oil staining first on the image- I would brush it on and then use an old T-shirt piece to blend (the video will show how). After I did the minwax, I let it dry. Then I used the unicorn spit to make deeper shadows and lighter highlights so the flower would pop more.
This is the video tutorial for the minwax staining
This is the video tutorial using the unicorn spit
This is the nearly completed rose bud, it needs more work but since it was just a sample I didn't complete it. Once it is completed, you would use a spray oil-based clear spray to seal it since water based would activate the spit. Then, after it is sprayed and dry, you can use a water-based polyurethane over it to really enhance the stain and make the flower pop.
Here is the piece I mentioned at the beginning that uses this technique.
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