|Project by KnotCurser||posted 05-24-2014 12:56 AM||1351 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
This was a commissioned piece.
The customer emailed me a picture of her husband and his sister as children and “wanted it on wood” – with a saying by Bill Wilson as well.
At first I tried to do a scrollwork portrait, but the image just wasn’t “right” to create a decent pattern from, so I thought about it and decided to use medium gel and do an image transfer process.
The result is a 10×12 piece of solid Ash with the image and saying centered. Finished with lacquer spray.
I also used a keyhole router bit to create a nice recessed pocket in the rear so she can hang it flush.
I am really liking the way these transfers wind up!
I’ve done a two-part blog on the entire process – just search my blogs if you are curious. :-)
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: email@example.com / www.rhoadesclan.com