Monday, March 8, 2010

Aging miniatures

I decided to age all of the wooden crates for my General Store. I even aged the ladder & crates I bought at the Atlanta Miniature Show.
I used a mixture of rubbing alcohol and India ink. It only takes about 5 drops of ink to every 8 oz of alcohol. This picture was while they were still wet. They darken up a lot more. I will try to add a photo tonight of the final outcome.


Kim said...

wow- they turned out great Anna!

Glenda said...

thanks so much for sharing this - they look good!

Norma said...

Interesting to see several different shades developing.

There has recently been some mention on other blogs that this mixture of ink and alcohol (that sounds like some sort of cocktail! LOL) causes the grain to rise, and that on laminated wood it causes some warping. Have you experienced these effects at all?

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Wonderful aging on these wooden items! Thank you for the tip on the alcohol and India ink!


Ascension said...

Pero que maravilla de cositas!!!!, enhorabuena.
besitos ascension

beyondbaffled said...

I would love to see more pictures of how these turned out. I am wanting to age the outside of my saloon and I had looked at the india ink and alcohol techinque. I also thought about steel wool and vinegar - do you have any experience with that?