|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 08-02-2011 08:47 PM||4567 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
I have been wanting to do another birch tree inlay, using more refined stones for the bark. I decided that the white marble trunks would be dramatic against a dark background, so I chose a piece of walnut I had around for a couple of years.
As you can see, the branches are finer than the last time, and the root sections better defined (at least I think so, anyway!).
I added bits of sulfur to the malachite leaves, and the leaves in general are actually less defined than before, to give a more impressionistic effect. The “frame” is green calcite over a gilded base. the piece is about 11 1/2 ” in diameter. Your comments are welcomed!
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