FLOWER-POWER HIKER, laminated pine

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Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN posted 03-28-2015 12:07 AM 1028 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a new direction with my boot carving exploits, painting and decorating. The wood for the boot blank was some laminated pine shelving. I was unhappy with the end grain distribution so I decided to experiment with paint and pencil crayons. The idea of a floral pattern on a hiking boot has been floating in my mind for some time now. Had to try it and the ‘Flower-power hiker’ is the result.

My painting skills are limited but I hope to improve in the future.


-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#1 posted 03-28-2015 12:50 AM

AWESOME…..Reminds me of the 60’s

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 12:52 AM

Roman, What a fantastic idea and end result.
I love it. Congratulations.
I wouldn’t worry about your painting skills, that adds to the overall effect, makes it look more authentic.
Thank you for sharing with us.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 03:11 AM

That’s insane. Very impressed.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 03:52 AM

Nice Roman. I always get a kick out of your work. :-)
What’s next …. maybe some marquetry boots?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 03-28-2015 07:39 AM

Every time Roman I watch your work with admiration. Outstanding.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#6 posted 03-28-2015 10:03 AM

I liked so much that I wished be able to try it on. Congratulation.

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

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#7 posted 03-28-2015 10:32 AM

Woha, This is so cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 03-28-2015 11:57 AM

This is a Grand Slam result! The floral painting really enhances this boot. Great job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 03-28-2015 02:08 PM

Wonderful looking boot, great colors

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 03-28-2015 08:39 PM

Wow Roman, you are really having a ball right now, this sure is something new for you, I love the decorating, looking forward to seeing more of this new direction

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#11 posted 03-28-2015 11:28 PM


-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 03-29-2015 12:58 PM

That is super Roman! Sheesh! Very way cool, and your painting is super as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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