IT'S TUESDAY-LET'S GET LOOPED!
Our DIY project today uses our new Loop Roller. Like the other rollers, Loops may be used to create both raised and imprinted patterns just by varying the products used. Let's start with a imprinted sample.
Foil is pulled and ready for glazing. I used a mix of 3 parts FX Thinner :1 part American Walnut Stain & Seal : 1 part Rich Brown Stain & Seal and applied it with a pointed glazing brush to swirl color into the surface.
While this color is wet, I added 3 parts FX Thinner mixed with 1 part American Walnut and 1 part Van Dyke Brown Stain & Seal. I applied to areas using the same brush and swirl technique.
Use a lightly damp cloth to blot the stain and soften the swirl marks.
My other sample is made by dipping the loop roller in Wundasize. Knock the roller against the side of the bin to remove the excess.
This finish shows best over a darker well sealed base. You will get a few sags in the loops. Roll back through the pattern without re-dipping the roller-this will break up the drips.
I rolled FE's Charred Olive Lustersuede over the loops and softened with a damp cloth. When the Lustersuede dried, I glazed with the same American Walnut/Rich Brown stain mix. For added depth, I sealed the finish with C500 gloss when the glaze dried. This was more for effect then protection but in a wet room a topcoat might be needed.
Of course, there are harder ways to make loop patterns if you want....