I haven’t posted for over three months because I’ve just been too busy. I still am, but felt I should let my readers know I’m still here working away.
I’ve been busy in my shop and made some pieces over a month ago that I haven’t had time to blog about.
A few of the new creations are made with strips of wood that I paint, distress, stain and attach to a backing of either plywood or mdf board. Then I cut the final shape and stain the edges and clear coat the whole piece.
Here’s the first one… a mermaid. [See my lobster made with the same technique here]
She is 25″ long, 16″ tall and 1″ thick.
This view, taken from an angle, lets you see the thickness of the piece better:
I’ve use white, a medium blue and two shades of turquoise. Beachy colours I’ve used before on both my shop counter:
As well as my mirror:
We interrupt these renovations to show an actual project!
As those of you who are creative know, it’s hard to go months and months without actually making anything. A few months back I was looking at the garden left by the last owner of our house and found some planks of wood that were used to edge one of the flower beds. Since I had no supplies with me, except for a jigsaw and some paints, I had to make do with those to make a sign.
Usually I will glue planks together, but although I had glue, I didn’t have clamps to hold the pieces together. Instead, I used two extra pieces of wood which I nailed on the back of the five planks I had cut to length.
|Mermaid sign hand painted on old wood
22 3/4″ long x 17 1/2″ wide
Back to renovating!