|Project by Muriel||posted 01-20-2012 12:19 PM||1360 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
The “bouquet of poppies” is a frame of approx 42×52 cm made on request for one of my mother’s friend : she was verry happy … so do I !
I used the marquetry technique, cutting all the pieces with my scrollsaw, using 000 blades.
The red and green veneers ared dyed (bought as such), brown pieces and background are natural wood veneers, thickness varying from 6/10 to 9/10. Therefore I had to consolidate, putting them between 2 pieces of 3mm MDF.
To give more depth and relief, nearly each piece was “shaded” in hot withe sand.
The background is made of 1 single piece of veneer, “window” for each piece cut with a scalpel.
Pieces were first inclued in the backgroud for pre-mounting. Then the whole package was glued on a 18 mm MDF panel with white wood glue.
Sanding paper from 180 to 600 was used to make the surface perfect and reduce small veneers thickness differences.
I bought the wood for the frame, cut it at right lengths and assemble myself.
Last but not least I applied 2 layers of natural satin oil/wax both on marketry and frame.
... and there it is !For those who wants more figures (approx.) :
- 35 hours of work
- 125 pièces
MOST IMPORTANT : I really enjoyed andit’s a pleasure to share my work with all of you.
Feel free to comment, I’ll appreciate.
-- Muriel, Belgium