Tom Evans of Boarshead came up with this idea and I will probably mostly do basketweave backgrounding like this!
This is a piece of leather stamped with the basket weave background and Block-out resist painted on every second line of stamping
After applying Dark Brown Antique Gel
This one was done by Tim: On this piece only the 'tops' of the weave was coated with Block-out. You can still see some spots that have not dried completely.
Medium brown Hi-Lite Stain (Tandy Item #2608-03) made this design come alive.
Here is another one I tried - this time with Super Sheen and a mix of Briar Brown and Raisin Mahogany Eco-Flo Hi-Lite Stain.
This video shows the technique in action:
A newer video about using this technique:
In 2017 I did a Live Video Stream showing the same - it's a bit long because it was live, but could still be usefull!
Updated May 24th, 2020
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