|Project by tyskkvinna||posted 07-22-2012 11:38 PM||6190 views||10 times favorited||19 comments|
Realised that I never shared this one. It is one of my favourites. The tree is simple v-carving into a piece of reclaimed wood.. used to be a bleacher in the swimming pool room at work. That definitely lent to some of the colouration in the wood.
After planing it, I covered the surface with some shellac and then carved it. This let me watercolour on it and keep the seeping to a minimum. Sanded it to 600 grit and then gave it almost a dozen coats of shellac, sanding to 800 in-between. After it was all said and done, a couple of coats of lacquer and there we have it.
About 9 inches wide.
I did a couple of variations on this, but this is by far my favourite. I like the colour scheme, and I really like it with this wood.