|Project by Allison||posted 01-04-2008 09:51 AM||1012 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a slice off of a slab of mahogony that a very generous nieghbor of ours gave me. Since I did not want to cut it, I just needed to figure out something I could do with it so that I could just leave it as is and this is what I did. I am always making what I call my “extras”, little singular items with no intent (at the time) with any particular pattern or plan for them so I gather these three horse’s, 2 are made out of black walnut, the other is my “mystery wood.” The cactus is made out of green poplar, the sun is a piece of pine . I read an article on how to stain wood with food coloring so I gave this a try with this sun. I just didn’t have any yellowish or orange wood laying around this size. I am not thrilled with my attempt at orange, yellow, however the concept of staining with food coloring I think could be a cool thing to try, for instance use red on a piece of pine and make the birds cardinals. The wood does show thru so you can see the grain etc. Sooo I think for the fun of it I am going to try a few things out. A bluebird or blue moon perhaps?Anyhow I just put all these items together and come up with some nifty name like “Horse mirror” LOL!And wa-la- I have made something with the slice of this slab!
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!