I tried something different. Not sure how well it will hold up but I liked the results. I had some vinegar stain left in my pre-made stain, (check my vinegar stain method post on how I usually make it). I decided I wanted to add a more blueish tint. One of our hardware stores sells sample jars of latex paint color. A good and inexpensive way to try new colors. $5.00 Canadian. I pick my color and decide to mix it in with the vinegar stain I had left over. Here’s a warning, do it outside! Mine bubbled and frothed and spilled over when I sealed my jar and shook it up to mix the color. Not being an expert in chemistry or metallurgy I sometimes do things most shouldn’t, ( I can feel and see my hubby rolling his eyes over this, he wasn’t home thank goodness). However in my defense I was thinking “what the heck my stain is natural, right? Latex is water soluble so what harm could it do?”
Fortunately other than a big fizz and bubbling over my jar it didn’t explode or anything. Sort of like shaking a big bottle of warm pop and opening it. It also reminded me of adding baking soda to a bar mix I am fond of making around Christmas time to give it an airy and light texture. I am very happy that it gave really pleasing results and my shop and skin are still intact:)
This is the pallet wood I stained with it and beside is the oh so awesome score of a cedar window shutter. The shutter turned sort of an antique green blue and the pallet wood a touch more vibrant. I finished the pallet would art and am looking forward to trying out something new on my shutter. On the pallet wood I painted a large dragon fly. I used gel pen to draw out my leaves and dragon fly and painted with patio paint. Once the paint was dry I used gel pen again over the dragon fly wings to give the wings some texture. Hard to see in this picture. I will need to get a better close up for my next blog.