|Project by Heidi Neely||posted 07-13-2010 07:13 PM||3134 views||5 times favorited||50 comments|
This is an African Lion carving done in basswood that I finished up on the 4th of July. It was a project of many firsts for me…..my first time carving on basswood, first time combining wood burning with carving, first time I’ve ever put a frame around a carving. After carving maple, pine, and redwood, I felt totally spoiled to be carving basswood…..wow, what a difference! : )
After burning in the details, the carving was finished in 3 coats of Minwax wipe on poly (lightly sanded in between coats with 320). The frame is alder, stained with 4 coats of Varathane interior woodstain in “gunstock”, and then sprayed with several coats of Deft clear wood finish in semi-gloss.
I enjoyed making this one very much…the whole process from start to finish was fun!
All comments and constructive criticisms are welcome, and thank you for looking! : )
-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”