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Special heart

This was a special project for my mothers “big” birthday. As she is traveling it couldn’t be big, so instead of a box or anything I just made a plaque. It measures 16cm across and sealed with a shellac sanding sealer.
I then darkened the shadows and hollows with some paint making sure not to darken the higher areas to keep the highlights and have some depth to the carving.
It was finished off with three coats of wax, using a toothbrush for the carved areas. And then polishing the heart well for a nice sheen.
I was pretty happy with the end result but really wished I had more time. Just to tidy it up a little more in places.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/





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Sam Shakouri

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#1 posted 54 days ago

Very nice.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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majuvla

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#2 posted 54 days ago

Impressive work! Beautiful carving with amaizing details.You are realy skilled!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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wizzardofwood

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#3 posted 54 days ago

your fantastic work shows the love of your mom and your art

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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Spoontaneous

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#4 posted 54 days ago

I bet she will be cherishing this!! I like the design…. and the carving looks superb.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 54 days ago

This is so lovely, Theresa! She will love it! :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Charles Maxwell

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#6 posted 54 days ago

NIce!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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Roger

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#7 posted 54 days ago

This is very beautiful Theresa. You are an amazing carver. Keep on carving.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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weav

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#8 posted 54 days ago

Nice work. Hearts and flowers go well together.

-- jerry

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savannah505

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#9 posted 54 days ago

Very nice work, and I’m guessing your heart must be as big.

-- Dan Wiggins

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Daiku

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#10 posted 54 days ago

Theresa

As always, great job!

-- Cal Noguchi

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Underdog

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#11 posted 54 days ago

Looks good to me TJ! I think your mom will love it.

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sras

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#12 posted 54 days ago

Beautiful work and a wonderful gift! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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stefang

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#13 posted 54 days ago

Looks wonderful Theresa and I’m sure your mom was thrilled with it. It would also make a great valentines day gift.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 54 days ago

This piece is beautiful, Theresa. I know that your mother was pleased to get such a wonderful mothers day gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Northwest29

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#15 posted 54 days ago

That’s absolutely gorgeous! Nicely crafted -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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