Console EL CAPITAN – Part 3 – Decorating with Gilding, Promotion and Final Assembly

My main worry regarding gilding the small finishing details was that the shade of gold on the painted strip would look different than that on the military emblem. For painting the gold strip I purchased Johnstone’s Revive Metallic Paint Gold from a local The Range store. I changed the routine this time, I ventured toContinue reading “Console EL CAPITAN – Part 3 – Decorating with Gilding, Promotion and Final Assembly”

Console EL CAPITAN – Part 2 – Using Glaze, in other words, Home Made Stained Lacquer

‘A glaze is a thin transparent or semi-transparent layer on a painting which modifies the appearance of the underlying paint layer.’ That is the definition of glaze. I used to use it a lot during my Uni years in painting class at the School of Art. We usually painted with oil colours. When there wasContinue reading “Console EL CAPITAN – Part 2 – Using Glaze, in other words, Home Made Stained Lacquer”

Console EL CAPITAN – Part 1 – Painting with Stencil without Stencil

When Communism collapsed in Poland back in the late 1980s, there appeared lots of street vendors offering numerous Soviet memorabilia on boot sale markets. I was lucky to buy some Russian military emblems. Now I wonder if I can use them on my upcycled furniture. My next object to work on is the solid mahoganyContinue reading “Console EL CAPITAN – Part 1 – Painting with Stencil without Stencil”