White Lacquer Furniture
Lacquer painting has a long historical tradition in parts of Asia. Through layering, lacquer is applied to the painting board. This process produces many unique effects when the finished painting is buffed to reveal or penetrate to different levels of the lacquer. Undisturbed, the many layers of lacquer create a depth of field that transforms a painting into a luminous and somewhat mysterious piece of art. Mix clay and water so that the clay is runny thin. Dip thin cotton strips in the clay and apply the clay to both sides of the board (this will prevent the board from warping to one side). Allow the clay to dry completely and rub the surfaces of the board lightly. This is a traditional between layer burnishing process. Clear away all residue with a tack cloth.