Written by Marty August 13, 2011
Blog #17: Putting on the Varnish
Hello! Sorry my blogs have been few and far between lately.. busy summer of which I am thankful.
I have finished scraping the binding with the commission I am working on. Now I have been applying the varnish. I use a spirit varnish of my own for a sealer. I then use an oil varnish to finish. This too, is a slow process. I apply a thin coat per day or sometimes every other day..it needs time to dry. I find this varnish to be completely transparent and of the most beautiful quality.
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