|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 04-24-2011 11:58 PM||4336 views||6 times favorited||18 comments|
Hi all, this little Australian Corrugata burl has been on the shelf for quite awhile, just begging to become a frame for a new inlay. I used a new technique to visualize what I wanted to do. I took a black and white image, printed it with lots of extra contrast, and the tree sort of popped out of the grain pattern in the burl. In color, I didn’t “see” it as well. I drew the concept onto the turned bowl (with quite a few adjustments). Once the tree got carved, I decided it needed some pink flowers, which I did in pink coral. Each flower is less then 1/8” in diameter. The rim is also an experiment; I used pieces of lapis that were left over lapidary scraps and all rectangular, forming sort of a brickwork pattern. This spaces in between are gold mica dust and yellow calcite.
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