|Project by luv2learn||posted 12-02-2012 10:10 PM||1728 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
This yellow rose is my third attempt at Intarsia and my second attempt at making a rose. My wife and I love roses and have them in our flower gardens. The wood I used for the petals is yellow heart with cottonwood highlights. I have no idea what species of wood comprise the leaves. I know that it is a soft wood, grey/green in color, ( not poplar) and heavily gained.
I derived the pattern of this rose by taking a picture of some silk roses my wife has in a vase (photo 2). I imported the picture into CorelDraw and traced the petals and leaves (photo 3). I scanned the printed outline then imported it into Mathais Wandel’s Big Print program where I enlarged it (photo 4). I also printed a second Big Print of the rose on tracing paper which I used to orient the various pieces of the pattern on the wood.
The leaves you see on the pattern are not the same as what I wound up making. The leaves I made are patterned after the first rose leaf.
Both roses are about 20” tall. Photo 5 gives you more of a sense of scale. I really like this art form and plan on doing some more of it soon.
Thanks for looking!!
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green