Hampshire Sheen Intrinsic colours are water based, non-flammable, and environmentally friendly. Being water based they afford you a longer working time than alcohol based stains and dyes. They sink deeply into the wood and preserve the appearance of the figure in the wood, releasing the hidden subtleties and enhancing chatoyance. Apply more than one coat of dye to build up sumptuous depth of colour and atmosphere, and add a black or earth undercoat for an even more dramatic effect.
Black: In several coats you can build up a deep, pure black shade.
Burnt Orange: A dark orange, on the orangey side of brown,
Earth: A warm brown, the colour of drying mud. Sounds bad, but makes a great undercoat or accent colour,
Flame: A bright yellow-orange. Add luxurious fire by blending with Burnt Orange and Ruby,
Forest Green: Rich green, quite dark, a lot like Jade. A great accent colour and blends well with Straw and Honey,
Honey: A glorious yellow. Superb as a bold single colour or a ‘wash’ overcoat,
Midnight Blue: Deep blue with hint of purple. Add to quilted figure and catch the purple glint as you turn the piece,
Plum: Sumptuous Purple. Looks quite Royal, lending an air of expense to your work,
Ruby: Darkish red, Ruby adds a deep and opulent shade which blends superbly with Burnt Orange,
Sky Blue: A fairly bright blue – like a clear summer day. Mixes magnificently with Midnight Blue. Formally known as Stone Blue,
Pear Green: A rich yellowy-green. Almost grass like, one of the brightest colours and mixes well with Stone Blue to create a luxury green. Formally known as Straw,
White: A pure white dye perfect for white-washing your work or turning the rest of the colours into lighter, more pastel shades. Please note that this dye will not colour your workpiece white, it is not a paint and should be used as a wash.
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