|Project by WoodRender||posted 04-30-2013 01:31 AM||1348 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I wanted to make wooden portraits of my nephews and nieces as gifts for last Christmas. The previous wooden portraits I worked on were all practice to learn how to make these wooden portraits.
They are all Baltic Birch plywood, 8 inch by 10 inch and 1/8 inch (3 mm) in depth with a black cardboard backing. After the image was cut out from the laser cutter, the wood was then cleaned up and oiled with mineral oil to bring out the look of the wood.
The portrait of my nephew and his wife was the hardest to make. Not only due to the extra complexity of having two people in the portrait, but because of that, the cuts had to be packed closer together. It is hard to notice in the picture, but the ear ring and the parts of the flower is so delicate that the backing is what’s holding them together.
I learned that the more complex the image is, the tighter the lines have to be cut. It is easier to make the lines thicker with only one person in the portrait. If there are going to be more than one person in the portrait, more of the detail will have to be left out to be able to make the cuts.
Thanks for looking.