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  • Faux and distressed finishes: A “start to finish” look at creating a hand-rubbed black lacquer finish.

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    I find the processes used in the workshop fascinating, and though others might enjoy it if I share some of them here. Today we look at the steps taken from start to finish to create one type of finish: a slightly distressed thick black lacquer finish with hand rubbed  edges. In this case, the project […]

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  • Chinese Cracked Lacquer Finish

    A large sheet of fabric (often a course, light cotton) is laid out on top of a flat even surface such as a large sheet of plywood or a tabletop. A even coating of “Nizi” – a kind of adhesive, is spread evenly over the surface of the material. The adhesive is then let to […]