|Project by TiffinMn||posted 08-13-2014 02:22 AM||1080 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I came down with a bad sinus cold this last weekend. Bad bad and not wanting to do anything bad. To compound it the state fair entries were due by today. Luckily I had a good sized amount of pretty veneer scraps, a cutting board, my trusty exacto knife, and some other odds and ends nearby and a roku box on the tv in my bedroom. I watched a lot of tv and I cut many many tiny half inch by half inch squares. I started this Saturday and framed it today on Tuesday. I spent most of Saturday and part of Sunday on it. A bit of time Monday and Tuesday also. It was fun and was submitted in the wood inlay/marquettry picture category. The fair volunteer wants to kNow what it is a picture of though. Insert eye roll, I stated it was a graduation of colors found naturally occurring in wood types. He frowned.
Size 6” x 14”
Woods: many many kinds
Veneer tape: yes
Veneer press? No, I used 20 coriander boards 12×12stacked on top. Very heavy.
Black spots? A mystery that occurred after I had to re dampen to flatten again after tape removal.
Carving. I am also including an image of a carving I did for the fair also. It is a plastic resin that I find similar in density as wood for carving. I was unable to enter it under wood carving group, since it is plastic(though carved) and debatable as being a group. Their argument is I carved a flower not a Microsystems in nature existing on a flower. The brown mold is a cast of it. I will do some beeswax casts for another part of the fair.
Size :5”round 1.5” deep at center
Cast of characters: ladybug, frog, bee, caterpillar, water drops.