I'm pretty sure I know what you mean - and it works to a certain degree. That's why I sanded with the 100gt sandpaper, to get this effect:
See how the brown fills in the grooves, but not completely? Using a lighter touch would make shallower grooves.
BUT.... this was a fairly thick coat too. A much, much lighter coat wouldn't run so much, and would produce very different results... bringing us back to the testing phase ;) See how circular this is? Round and round :)
Either way, it's a great look IMO! XsaberX has pretty much mastered
the process... he might have something to add.
And i cook a lot, so it was an inevitability that I'd eventually cook a lightsaber ;)
made your pick clicky ~ Jango