Satin wood faux bois

This is a 2-step, Satin wood faux bois.  Even though some of the movements take practice to master, the process is very fast and it only needs 1 glaze color. Below is a step-by-step explanation of how it was done on a baseboard sample. The base coat is a light straw in a Satin water […]

Ebony Woodgrain

Here is a how-to for Ebony woodgrain.  It is a 3-step process to create this rich and heavily-grained wood.  If you use a fast drying medium like matte medium,  it’s possible to do all 3 steps in one day — or at least 2. Below is a light version of real Ebony wood.   Often, you […]

Burl wood graining

Here is a quick step-by-step for burl wood graining. For a small sample like this one, I used a slow-dry glaze mixed with the same amount of matte medium.  With a domed glazing brush, I glaze on a mixture of  vandyke brown, burnt umber, and transparent iron oxide (killer color from Proceed by Golden).  Glaze […]

Stiles and Rails

Stiles and rails are woodworking terms that refer to the outer frame of a “frame and panel” construction.  A basic frame and paneled section consists of two rails and two stiles that surround the  panel.   In the picture above, these panels are on a wall. The rails are the horizontal pieces and the stiles are […]