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Emily Swift-Jones She began with a normal, painted wall, smoothed it out with joint compound, primed with shellac and then went to town. The steps included Dutch metal gold leaf, patinating the gold leaf, glazing with oil colours and varnishing for the top coat. At the end, she embedded tiny glitter flakes into the tacky varnish.

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Mixing Shellac: Combine shellac flakes or buttons with denatured alcohol to create the right 'cut' for your next finishing project.

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Mixing Shellac Combine shellac flakes or buttons with denatured alcohol to create the right 'cut' for your next finishing project

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Inexpensive Containers

Use these inexpensive containers for your finishes, shellac flakes, and hide glue and they will last longer.

Tall Clock - by Jerome Olson. This 18th century tall case clock is based on Jeff Headley's design using Mahogany with Mahogany crotch veneer in the inset panel and white pine secondary wood. The clock works were supplied by Green Lake Clock and the dial was painted by Dial House2.The finish is multiple sprayed coats of blonde shellac mixed from shellac flakes.

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Shellac flakes Super Blond dewaxed

Rotating Jewelry Box with Secret Compartments; Functional Art, 'The Helical Box'

This unique jewelry box named The Helical Box, is a rotating symmetrical box design that rotates around a stainless steel rod. The 14 compartments are lined with genuine recycled Ultrasuede. Abalone shell diamond-shaped inlays are used to enhance the beauty of the tops. Two hidden compartments are located underneath the top and are held in place by rare-earth magnets. These boxes are finely finished using 1 coat of blonde flake-shellac followed by 2 coats of lacquer, then hand polished with…