My first experiment with green RIT dye came out looking like a Granny Smith Apple. You can see my first green hollow form here:http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=14299
A lot of folks liked it but it was not the shade I was after. I wanted more of an emerald green that would be deep in color without hiding any color variations or curl in the wood. I think this time I got what I was after but once again am asking for everyone’s opinion. So, please let me know if you like the effect or not and if possible – explain why so that we can all learn from this experiment!
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Southwest style maple hollow form with a few cracks, a knot, some color variations and lots of curl. It is 6 ¼” diameter x 3” high and was sanded to 320 grit. It was dyed using RIT Kelly Green powdered clothing dye mixed with (DNA) denatured alcohol. It has 3 coats of Minwax Gloss Wipe-On Poly and I plan on giving it at least 2 – 3 more coats before allowing it to dry and then buffing.
As always, your opinions, critiques and comments are welcome!
Thanks for looking!