|Project by woodreamer||posted 01-16-2014 08:51 PM||1536 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Its been a while since I’ve posted anything, so I thought I’d put up my latest efforts in bevel cutting on the scroll saw which can yield a relief carving effect. I’ve been using bamboo cutting boards that I get at the dollar store for $2.00 a piece. Some of the grain is quite interesting resulting from the compressed bamboo process, but I have to say, it being bamboo, it’s very brittle and splinters a lot, which I found out the hard way. This being the year of the horse in the lunar calendar, there’s lots of royalty free images out there for non-illustrators like myself. I decided on a simple framing effect with the corner oblong shapes and red backing, which sort of comes across in the photos.
I like the Chinese character for ‘horse’ as a decorative element. I put some water-based semi gloss varnish for a finish. I look forward to comments or questions s always. Thanks for viewing.
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