|Project by Bearpie||posted 04-28-2013 08:22 PM||1651 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Sweet Gum log turned into a bowl 10” D x 3 1/4” H then embellished with flowers and long leaves on bottom. It took me longer to do the embellishments than it did to gather the log, prepare it and turn the bowl! I would say that I have about 3 days of wood burning time invested in this bowl, mostly done in the evenings and one long afternoon. The flowers were all drawn freehand prior to burning. I will say that I enjoyed doing this and watching the pattern slowly take shape. There are thousands and thousands of burned dots in the background of the bowl. To tell the truth it felt like billions! Wood burning is NOT for one who is short on patience and wants “instant” results! I can see that my burning skill still needs more work(practice) but this one is slightly better than my first one. I’m working on it and will get there eventually! This was sanded to 1500 and there is no finish on it!
Comments and critiques welcomed and appreciated!
-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL