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    Jeff, my son, sent me a couple of images a while back of interweaving vines, so I thought I would give them a try. and do some other experimenting.

    I combined into one carving 3x10-1/4x1" basswood. I burnt the background and used a modified version of Steve Reed's mountain brew. Mine consists of 1" ochre oil paint, 33ml mineral sprits & 66ml of BLO. I've seen some carvings that aren't painted but have a golden hue to them. This carving doesn't show the shiness of those but after it dries for about 72 hours, I give a shot of some spray to see if I can get it to brighten up.

    As usual, Looking for C&C's
    Attached Files
    . . .JoeB

  • #2
    Well that a little something different nice job Joe.

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    • #3
      Always admire those intricate Celtic like patterns. Nice.
      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

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      • #4
        Hi Joe, Nice Visual Effect, Good Job. Merle

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        • #5
          Hi Joe
          Have to agree with Merle. Nice visual effect!!! Hey you're branching out into uncharted territory mate!!! Looking forward to seeing what comes Next.

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          • #6
            Looking good Joe.
            Anders.
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            • #7
              Interesting look. I like it. Can you tell if the spray brought some extra shine?

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              • #8
                Ed, thank you. Surprising how much time I spent on it

                Bill, thank you.

                Merle, thank you.

                Glen, thank you. Probably a one-time thing will be going back to the character relief

                Andres, thank you.

                youlli, thank you. Will do, probably let it dry more until Sun.

                Got a comment back from Jeff today saying he would have carved the background out, That would have made a whole different carving challenge
                . . .JoeB

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                • #9
                  yolli, here it is with a coat of clear acrylic
                  Attached Files
                  . . .JoeB

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                  • #10
                    Great looking work, Joe, and it accents your piece even more.
                    Bill
                    Living among knives and fire.

                    http://www.texaswoodartist.com

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Bill
                      . . .JoeB

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                      • #12
                        What are you burning with? My walnut hollow never gets thats dark even on high heat. I assume because it's greenwood? Great piece! Absolutely love the tones!
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                        • #13
                          Look good Joe! Have you ever thought of doing some Celtic designs?
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                          • #14
                            I use a Colwood @ ±8-1/2, it is dry Basswood.

                            Randy a little, but not seriously, maybe I should look into it more, I know they have some interesting designs, but I always thought of it more as chip carving
                            Last edited by joepaulbutler; 01-12-2022, 05:26 PM.
                            . . .JoeB

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                            • #15
                              Sorry for answering so late... now it is much more 'sparkling'. Thanks for showing.

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