A step-by-step project depicting Belle Brooke Barer's blackening process
By Belle Brooke Barer
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Step 1: I prepare the pieces with 800-grit sandpaper, bristle brushes, Moore’s discs, etc. to get them to an almost finished state.
Step 2: To get the matte look of my designs, I sandblast the pieces and even out the overall texture.