Many of our buyers consider natural wax and brown wax stains as the staple finishing for their wood carving exports from Thailand. However, when they are looking for an addition to their collection, the antique look is another safe bet to add. There are many methods of antique finishing that work well for wood carvings no matter for animal carvings, or any other type of home décor items, and the finishing can be done in both modern and antique styles. In this tutorial, you will see a few tips of how to do the coloring and finishing of the wood carvings in several variations of the antique style such as the antique rubbed effect, the antique crackled method, or the white wash method where you use powder to fill in the grains of the wood to create a contrast look. This antique look is becoming more and more popular with our international buyers as it gives the carving a unique character. We hope you can benefit from this tutorial in terms of staining your own wood carvings, or by simply having this knowledge it will create a higher appreciation of the delicate process that Thai artists go through when performing their works of art for exporting out of Chiang Mai.
Thai Wood Carving : How to Color for Different Finishing Techniques
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