Another Chinese cracked lacquer effect: how its made.

green-cracked-lacquer-sample-1 Another Chinese cracked lacquer effect: how its made.

This is another type of cracked lacquer does not require the use of sheets of fabric. This finish is a bit more common as it is often seen on reproductions today. Here are the steps involved:  First a layer of “nizi” – a kind of gesso/adhesive, is spread evenly over the surface of the furniture,  preferably brushing […]

How to create this Chinese Cracked Lacquer Finish

red-crackle-chinese-lacquer-1-710x335 How to create this Chinese Cracked Lacquer Finish

This is how this particular antique/distressed looking finish is created in our workshop. In Chinese, this particular finish is known as 布纹漆 1) 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 […]

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