Wooden aquarelle is a coloring technique for wooden surfaces that involves pigmented water. This coloring technique allows for the product of individually unique pieces. The addition of liquid pigments on a wooden surface creates an autonomous color response. The wood will get random color-gradients, soft transitions, streaks, and other color nuances. The only controllable aspect in this type of coloring technique is the color palette that is used. The color will spread randomly over and throughout the wood after the liquid pigment has been poured onto the wood.
The first step in wooden aquarelle is to clamp the wooden panel onto a water-proof frame. After the wooden panel is secured in the clamp, then the pigmented water can be added and it will soak into the wood. The water will evaporated in a few hours, and after drying the colored wood needs to be varnished with a transparent finish.
There are many unique uses for wood that has been colored in this method, but I think it would make a gorgeous floor in someone’s home.
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