|Project by thewoodartist||posted 09-29-2010 08:24 AM||2395 views||23 times favorited||31 comments|
Okay, something a little different now.
There are lots of people who make wooden flowers. However, most of them are, at least in my mind, rather primitive, often picking easier blooms as a design and then using softwoods and paints to yield the result. I’m not criticizing them, just noting the way they’re typically produced.
When I first decided to do a flower, I took a much different approach. This rose was made petal by petal, starting with the two small curls in the center and working outward. The petals are satine (bloodwood) and the stem and leaves are vera. No colorant has been added…that’s the natural wood, with only a light coat of lacquer on the petals. The vera was left unfinished and it will continue to become “greener” as it ages in the open air.
I’ve been tempted to do other blooms, and I really have my eyes on a bird of paradise, but the time just hasn’t been right to attack this idea again. Maybe some day.