|Project by InsideTheBox||posted 01-16-2014 06:22 PM||3526 views||19 times favorited||21 comments|
Can I call this intarsia? This is my first posting. It was a birthday gift for my daughter but started as an experiment to see if I could do it. I thought it came out pretty good!... although I see quite a few mistakes… or should I say there is room for improvement… a LOT of improvement…
Let’s see… top is black walnut, eyebrows are poplar, eyes are ebony (from a pen blank), cherry and olive (from a tree in our front yard that fell in a wind storm), beak is black walnut, lower portion of the face is poplar and the inside layer is oak. I scribed the dedication on the back of the eyeball drawers with my new dremel, sanded it lightly, then rubbed it with a pecan before I put on the glossy (water-based poly) finish. It looks scratchy to me, but I wasn’t sure how to make it look more professional.
I welcome your feedback!
-- There's no such thing as a mistake; only a quick change of plans.