To make this Great Stained Art – Sunflower Table You’ll need the following ingredients:
I had a lot more detailing to do, but when I got it home and started really looking at it, I decided I wanted to try some COLORED stain on this one before I went in with the detailing! I used General Finishes Dye Stain in Yellow for the sunflower.
At this point, I still wasn’t sure about the leaf/ stem. I didn’t have any of the GF dye stains in green, but I DID have a different colored stain that I had never used before and decided to give it a try. This one was made by RePurpose. I was pleasantly surprised with the stain.
Once the water-based stains had dried enough, I went in and did a lot more detailing with my oil based stain. When the sunflower was complete, I wasn’t liking the raw background.
I used a walnut stain for the background and added some of the ebony around the edges.
When the stain was all cured, I applied our Satin Varnish for protection.
Isn’t she lovely?! Sunflowers are definitely a favorite! This one sold pretty quickly.
Now, tell me – which do you prefer? The colored or the raw?
Since it really wasn’t fair to use the middle picture as a comparison since it didn’t have as much detailing, I added another finished piece without color to help you decide.
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Here’s a sneak peek of what I’m working on right now – almost complete! It’s a show stopper!!
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