My "Old World" finish, followed by multiple layers and shades of wax.
I love the peeling finish I got on this finial I made from a lamp base (and a small finial), but it's bit of a mystery how I got there. I did it over a period of time. Paint, gypsum, stain, and wax are involved. I'll have to do it again, and pay attention. Anyway, it has a clear wax finish.
These bookends have a finish similar to the corbel above,
as do these plaques.
I've also used a spray matte finish.
I gave these plaques a plaster like finish, and a little distressing. I decided not to darken them.
Sometimes I don't add a sealer at all. This little frame of mine is just decorative, and I like it dry. Plus, unless you go out of your way to destroy it, a gesso finish is rather durable on pieces that won't get a lot of use.
I've also used varnish, a stain/finish mix, shellac, my own brews, you name it. I like variation. See ya soon.
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