|Project by smoke||posted 12-27-2012 08:32 PM||1152 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is another intarsia piece that I’ve completed and given away. Last year it was my niece, Kennedy, and this year it is my daughter, Karley. Both were given to my awesome parents as Christmas gifts who love them both. I learn a little bit more each time I work on a project in intarsia. So many intarsia pieces are of animals…maybe I should stick with faces? You can see the picture that I used to construct a pattern from. Woods used were Peruvian walnut, Bolivian rosewood, zebrawood, walnut, maple, paduak, box elder (cheeks) and one called advoire (?) No stains were used in this, just letting the natural beauty of the wood shine through. The finish is just a spray polyurethane, but it really brings out the depth of the color of the wood. Comments and criticisms are always welcome as you can never get better without both. Thanks for viewing.