|Project by Heidi Neely||posted 03-30-2010 06:00 PM||2312 views||0 times favorited||34 comments|
I decided to try something a little different with the finish on this one, so I think some people are going to love it and others will hate it. All of my carvings so far have been stained all one color, so I thought I’d try to use the stain kind of like paint this time. I used different shades to help bring out the different elements and make it look almost like a picture. I mixed stain (in Cherry and Walnut) with poly to get the variation in shade….so all the colors you see on this came from only those 2 stain colors. The poly gives it the shine, because without it I think alot of the detail in the carving gets lost.
Anyway, any feedback positive or negative is welcome and appreciated. I’ve only been carving for a little over a year now, and the only way I feel I’m going to improve (besides the improvement that comes with experience) is to go by the feedback from you guys.
Thanks for looking! : )
-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”