Craft a Compelling, Decorative Surface Japanning is a deep lacquer finish that originated as a European imitation of Asian lacquerwork. This video covers the steps to create a Japanned finish and goes a step further by adding a gesso and gold flake decorative accent. You'll learn:
- How to build up the multi-layer lacquer finish on a simple wooden box
- How to mix your own gesso for an applied decorative design and then shape it to suit
- The steps to create your own pigmented spirit varnish used to adhere the gold leaf
- About adding gold leaf and detailing your box
- And much more!