Today I am going to show you how to make your bone folder translucent, bringing out the natural striations:
|ooh la la|
You will need:
- Bone folder
- Aluminum foil
- Olive oil (approx. 1 1/2 tbsp)
- Dish in case of spillage
Step 1. Find your bone folder. Clean it off. Make sure it's real bone and not plastic or teflon – this won't work on those.
Step 2. Using aluminum foil, make a little dish that fits closely around the bone folder. This will enable you to use as little olive oil as possible.
Step 3. Pour olive oil into the foil dish, making sure that the bone folder is completely submerged.
Step 4. (Optional) To prevent accidental spills or holes in the foil from leaving your kitchen covered in olive oil, put the foil dish into another dish.
Step 5. Wait 3 days. Now, I've already prepared a bone folder in advance, so you can just see how wonderful it looks (and smells):
Step 6. Wipe the bone folder off thoroughly. Keep wiping! Don't stop unless you want oil stains on your paper and for recipients of your work to start thinking about their next meal when they should be focusing on having their minds blown by your work.
But done properly, you'll have something for your toolbox that's both gorgeous and extra resistant to glue. Score! (Pun intended.)
Thanks to Linda for the bone folder/olive oil suggestion.