I’m making some scroll saw puzzles for kids out of 3/4 poplar and aspen. I’m mixing power dye (Transtint) w/ water. Some of the pieces turned out great, others are very blotchy and havea halo effect. I tried wetting the pieces first and that did not help much.
Next I’m gonn try a thin coat of shellac. Will this work? I also want to put an oil and wax finish on the pieces. Will the shellac affect this? Am I on the right track here?