|Project by interpim||posted 02-22-2012 02:13 AM||1274 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I stopped by a firewood dealer nearby that was recommended by a fellow lumberjock a while back the other day, and picked up a nice pile of Avocado wood.
This hollow form is 6 inches tall, and 5 inches wide. I used blue and yellow aniline dyes as described in Trifern’s tutorial. Finish is about 12 coats of clear gloss wipe on poly.
I’m calling this Canopic Emerald, because I feel it looks like a Canopic Jar that the Egyptians used during their mummification process, and emerald because of the color.
My pictures don’t do the color in this turning justice. The grain in the avocado wood shimmers with the different color transitions. I really need to put together another photo box. The last one was destroyed during a cross country move.
-- San Diego, CA