|Project by luv2learn||posted 11-10-2012 02:02 AM||2110 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my second attempt at Intarsia. Credit for the rose design goes to Judy Gale Roberts The rose petals are made from cedar and highlighted with cottonwood. The leaves are made from poplar, the stem and thorns from walnut. The finish is a couple of coats of high gloss lacquer. The overall piece is 20”x16 1/2”
This thing took forever to make because I wanted to try this art form with just the basic understanding of what Intarsia was. Other than the design, I wanted to figure out the various elevations of the individual pieces myself. I also wanted to experiment with the sanding, blending, fitting, and shaping of each piece. I was impressed with fellow LJ koryk’s idea of really enhancing the elevations of the various pieces to get a more three dimensional look to the finished product.
Now that I have struggled though two pieces without much instruction I will probably buy a book or two from the professionals and see how they do it :).
Thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green