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By Douglas Percy Bliss

ISBN-10: 1620874695

ISBN-13: 9781620874691

Housed within the British Museum is a 1300-year-old chinese language manuscript with a twin of Buddha drawn in flowing black strains. This, in accordance with A background of wooden Engraving, is the oldest identified woodcut and the place to begin for this vigorous historical past of the paintings shape. for centuries, wooden engraving was once the first technique of illustrating books in France, Italy, and the Netherlands.  within the 16th century, the German grasp Durer introduced engraving to new creative heights. for the reason that then, rankings of real originals have positioned their very own stamp in this particular splendidly expressive shape. a typical within the field, A background of wooden Engraving offers any paintings lover a trove of desirable information—from engraving strategies, to artist biographies, to private commentary—all expertly defined via Douglas Percy Bliss, a popular painter and engraver in his personal correct. the writer strikes the tale the entire solution to sleek instances, with a last bankruptcy on fresh masters and the way forward for engraving.

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Therefore, use a filler slightly lighter than the finished colour required and it can then be coloured at a later stage (see Chapter 13). Note: Always ensure that the item you are cramping up is square and/or flat before leaving it as it will be difficult to adjust once the glue starts to set (Figs. 35-36). Note: It is best applied with a blunt penknife (a smoker's knife is ideal) as the blade is rounded and not sharp (Fig, 38). Fillers Plastic As many faults as possible should be corrected at the bare wood stage whether the piece is brand new or stripped.

Fig 53 Vertical and horizontal timbers will vary on the same job. Horizontals will look lighter. 880 ammonia around the piece. The fumes given off affect the tannin in the timber, thus altering its shade. This method was discovered in stables, when it was found that the oak beams used in stables altered colour - it was the ammonia given off in horse urine that did it. Advantages: • it is inexpensive Disadvantages: Fig 54 A selection of materials used when staining. Note the tin containers for stains and the plastic one for pure turpentine had nails soaking in it for two weeks, to the more modern, light fast stains most commonly used in industry (Fig.

It should be used only if the underlying polish is button. It must not be used for table tops or in conjunction with heat-resisting pale polish. It is best used on table bases and chairs. Button polish or special button polish should be used on top of pale amber varnish for the finishing stages. Special button polish This is usually used for the finishing stages after a 50:50 mix of button and amber varnish has been second coated on to a job. It gives a quick shine and helps to remove oil at the finishing stages.

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