This is my first attempt at weathering birch plywood (tried to make it look like an old wooden ammo can). After engraving and cutting it out, I used instant coffee to darken the birch. Then sprayed on some shellac. Filled in the engraving with acrylic paint and sanded. Finally I sprayed on a flat UV clear coat.
Believe it or not tea bags are the BEST for ageing - here are some labels I aged…
[the dust is because i am a bad housekeeper, not to make it look more genuine]
PS: WELCOME MAV!!!
[Editors Note] I was asked how I made the labels, I found old medical labels on the internet, printed it out on plain paper on my color inkjet, the cut to size, then soaked on wet teabags for a few hours, let dry in sun, added double stick to back and wala!
How do you think it turned out. I think it’s nice
That’s a great weathering effect. I would try it, but I never have any leftover coffee…That paint color would be a dead ringer for copper patina; did you do anything special for it? (Retired Army here–I love the Jeep!)
Welcome to the community, and thanks for sharing this work.
@Mav welcome to the community.
I think you nailed the weathered look. Congratulations!
Welcome! I think your weathering worked well, very authentic font and art work also.
This is a logo I did for a friends shop window a couple of years back. Wanted to do something different than all black. Went through the paint shelf and found a color called greenscape. Applied it after letting the shellac dry, then applied a watered down black acrylic over it, then sanded taking half of the shellac off, then flat cleared.
Welcome to the forum! I think your design looks great!
Those look great! And thanks for explaining how you did it. Do you use all the “poisons” to keep people away from your EOs? And I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who doesn’t dust!!
I think you did a stellar job!!