Woodtone glazes must be applied evenly but not too heavily. Each coat should be smoothed with fingers to avoid bubbling.
As you apply each coat of woodtone glaze, it must be thoroughly brushed out into a thin layer.
When applying woodtone glazes, the pressure you apply on each brushstroke makes the small dark specks in the glaze dissolve and become dark streaks, which in turn become wood grain when fired.
When applying wooodtones, be sure that all brush strokes are in the same direction.
On highly detailed pieces you may need to thin woodtone glazes slightly to get the specks to form the wood grain effect in the crevices.
Don't worry about over-brushing woodtone glazes. The brushing will help to streak and form the wood grain better.
Antique glazes will produce from two to three shades of the same colour.
When using woodtone glazes, be sure to brush out the specks you find in the glaze. These specks, when broken and brushed on (all in one direction), will create a woodtone effect.