I’m thinking of trying to get the surface of some plywood to be black, and then carve a pattern into it, which will end up being white. So I need the surface to be very dark, but I would like the wood texture to remain strong. But, I don’t want the dye to seep into the wood too far or unevenly, or the carving will be black in some areas.
I’m thinking something like a thin sealant on the surface first, like wipe on poly, then applying some kind of dye or stain, then carving through that and applying the wipe on poly to the carving.
Has anyone tried something like this? Anyone have any tips?
Iwould love it if it ended up looking like this, except where I carve: