Posted on January 19, 2020 by SueStaining I’ve been working on a new custom electric and experimenting with colours. There is some flame on this maple top. First step is to make sure its fully sanded and there are no scratch or sanding marks before starting to apply the colour. Next I used a blue stain which starts to highlight the flame. Once I’m happy with the intensity of the colour, I sanded it back so that the stain was only left in the flame. Finally I worked with red, purple and dark blue to create a 3 tone effect with a slight burst around the edge. I just love this combination of colours.