|Project by Celticscroller||posted 05-04-2016 10:46 PM||786 views||1 time favorited||17 comments|
I finally got around to doing my first marquetry project and thanks to my dear friend Elaine (Justoneofme on LJ’s) for giving me some great lessons and wonderful tips on how to do this amazing art form.
The first picture is of the last coaster I put together and you will see from picture #3 (the first coaster I did) there is a bit of improvement. My joins on the first piece were not very good but by the time I had the sixth coaster completed, I was getting the idea! The second photograph shows how I stack cut the pieces with my scroll saw. I wanted to start with a simple design so used one of Sheila Landry’s Celtic patterns (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLD494).
The fourth photograph shows the stand onto which I overlaid the heart design. I used my Razertip spoon shader to burn in the shading.
I used mahogany and birch veneers glued to a basswood base.
Thank you for stopping by. Comments always welcome.
-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/