A step by step look at a local artisan’s process of hand painting a Chinese Coromandel lacquer screen from preparing the materials to painting the detailed scene.
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
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 […]