A Bit of Fence!

It is done! I found this tutorial (here) for treating new wood to make it look like aged wood, and it was amazing!

In the original instructions, it indicates that the longer you let the vinegar/steel wool mix sit, the darker the final color will be. I wanted it dark so I let it sit two days with the steel wool (then another day or two, without the steel wool, waiting for me to get in gear and paint it onto the wood).. so my mixture was well simmered.

Here it is before doing anything:

This is after the tea (i also doubled the ratio with the tea – used two bags of tea in one cup of water, just in case it might aid in making it darker in the end).. It didn’t really change, just looked wet..

Here it is, after the final stage:

The front side is even better!

Success!!

Now I just need a bit of rope for my bit of fence and I’ll have weathered wood backdrop for picture taking!

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Author: momo211

I've been active in the arts pretty much my entire life. Growing up, my home was filled with creativity; my dad's an accomplished painter and my mom has always harbored a great love for music and art and they passed it on down to their kids. When I was a little, my parents saw my avid interest (and inclination to draw on any available space - including school tests and myself) and they gave me a sketch book for my birthday and things have just blossomed from there. Officially, my main focus of study has been music, but my true love has always been art. I've been commissioned as an illustrator for kids books, a portrait painter, creator of center pieces for private parties and, most recently, a designer of kids clothes. My aim is for the designs to express a whimsical and playful feel to reflect the essence of childhood. However, I also strive to branch out from the generic "pink princess" and "sports fan" designs that are so prevalent out there. Every kid has their own personality, why not express it?

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