Dresser LOTUS – Part 3 – Applying Central Lotus Décor and The Importance of Final Touches

The process of painting the central lotus was pretty much like applying the red pattern. I printed and cut out the stencil, traced the linework with pencil on the fronts, then hand-painted the lotus using the same white underlay method. Last minute, I decided to change the finish from gold to silver in order toContinue reading “Dresser LOTUS – Part 3 – Applying Central Lotus Décor and The Importance of Final Touches”

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”