Joined: Sep 20, 2007
|Posted: 2008-11-26 08:30 am  Permalink|
I am part of the forum but my last post was a long time ago, I always read it but I had nothing to share as we have a lot of MASTERS around here.
This may help you on the long journey of bone carving, OF COURSE IS NOT MINE:
"First clean the bone piece with alcohol. Then etch in a 33% acetic acid solution for 15 seconds. Rinse in clean water and take care to keep the item grease free, so handle with rubber gloves etc. Now make up a solution of Dylon dye of your chosen colour and add the specified amount of salt as a mordant. Dip the piece into the boiling solution for 15 seconds at a time. Once the desired depth of colour is reached rinse in warm water so as to avoid too much of a thermal shock to the piece. The colouration can at this stage be lightened or relieved by selective polishing. Finally soak the piece in baby oil ( or almond oil ) for 15 min. Wipe off the excess oil and buff to a high sheen with a clean cloth."
My expierence say that you can use a brush in the desired part using the acetic acid or the "color". I live in Argentina, we do not have Dylon, so I use cold tea and works PERFECTLY. As long as taking bath and all that good stuff, maybe you can just lacquer the piece... That is an option.
Well, Let´s hope that this works for you!