I need some advice on finishing a project. I’m carving a Hogwarts clock and would like to colour the engraving for contrast.
I like the results I get with Danish oil and the ease of application, but I’m getting bleeding problems when I try to get a traditional spirit based stain into the engraving. The photo below shows a couple of things that I’ve tried on a test piece. Each time I wiped the stain off with a turpentine soaked rag almost immediately.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get a better result? I don’t mind doing a bit of sanding, but the engraving is less than 1mm deep. Do paint a Danish oil get along together.
Thanks for any ideas.