Hi guys, I will be starting a Sierra West build in the next week or so but before I do I'd like to get the technique down for staining the wood. I have what I believe are the correct supplies needed, Rembrant sticks, non waterproof india ink and 90% alcohol. I understand the concept of first detailing the wood with a wire brush and then scrapping rembrant pastel on the wood and using the alchohol to fix it in place. My question is should I mix a batch of the non waterproof india ink and alcohol to First stain the strip wood and then apply the rembrant pastels or skip the a/i staining and go directly to the rembrant pastels. I don't want to mess up these great kits and would really like to here the recommendations.