As seen in these several views,
a warm and interesting appearance
can be created with this technique.
The concept here is to create the finished
appearance in water stains, and then to recreate
the same appearance with the various colored
varnish layers. Thus the finish you eventually
achieve has great depth and beauty.
The surface is sealed with a spray shellac coat, and then
instrument oil varnish with special coloring added in liquid form, is brushed on by hand until a total of eight layers is applied, the last two layers being clear varnish.
This special oil varnish is about $ 1,200 per gallon and must purchased, in Europe, and used within a fairly short period of time, so it is usually bought in small cans.
Light sanding between the last coats helps achieve a smooth surface.