I’ve mentioned previously that nature does not provide all of the colors desired to compose a design. In these cases, you’ve got two options:
- Get creative, and stylize your design to work with the palette at hand, or
- Use dyed veneer.
The video below shows my process after the veneer is removed from the dye bath. It needs to be pressed dry to prevent mould, and kept flat. I hope it will provide a bit of insight into the process.
Once the veneer is dry, I’ll glue newsprint to the front (show) side to provide structure during the cutting phase.