Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

The skin on the right was soaked in tea and dye for 30 minutes.

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Comment by Scott Danneker on April 16, 2015 at 6:05pm

What kind of tea:  Earl Grey? English Breakfast?  Darjeeling? What color dye? 

Thank you,

-Scott

Comment by Strumelia on December 2, 2018 at 6:37pm

In 'aging' paper or fabric for fine art work, I've found that (at least for me) most tea results in a hint of pinky-orange to the brown hue, which I don't like.  When i use strong coffee instead of tea, the brown stays more pure and leans more towards a good plain umber brown. Just my own experience tho.

For banjo skin I've always used artists oil paints, real dirt, graphite, applied like a whisper.

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