|Project by KnotCurser||posted 08-03-2011 01:39 AM||2604 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
I recently turned a VERY old cedar log into a couple dozen half-inch thick pieces of lumber and really wanted to try one of them out as a canvas this past weekend. I picked the driest one I could locate and really loved the grain pattern – sort of wild and crazy.
I quickly saw a distinct landscape pattern in it – sky and foreground/land. I then started searching around for a skyline I could cut into it and what better place to do than my hometown, Baltimore!
The picture you see of the skyline isn’t the pattern I used, but it does show most of the buildings from the cutting in real life.
The piece measures 10×7 inches and is 3/16” thick. I should have left it thicker as the wood is VERY spongy – I applied a few coats of lacquer to the back of the piece before cutting in hopes it would help to hold it together better. Worked out fairly well overall.
Once finished I soaked it in lemon oil, as usual, and applied a thick felt backing.
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