a rose for my valentine

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Project by Maspara posted 02-18-2016 11:25 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rose made of aspen. I decide to use this kind of wood for is pliability instead of maple I usually used for my project. I’ve sliced thin layers of wood and then soak in hot water for about 30 seconds. After I dried it only on surface,I glued it in the shape. To maintain the shape, I’ve wrap the part with few turn of sewing thread. After it dried I airbruh it with a bright red. The leaf are made with the same technique. No finish was used on the flower.

This is my first try, the only this I don’t really like about it is the base of the flower. The next one will be much better.

It took me only few hour to make it (I’ve started it febuary 13th and I give it on valentine’s day!!!)

-- Never stop trying, you never know...

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#1 posted 02-19-2016 12:03 AM

A good start.
Have you thought about using shavings from a hand plane for the petals, I believe they are much easier to manipulate.
Thaqnks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#2 posted 02-19-2016 04:45 AM

Came out awesome especially from the time frame you gave yourself lol. .......Bob good idea I think I’m going to give this one a shot

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#3 posted 02-19-2016 11:23 AM

Wow, I wouldn’t even know where to start for something like this. Very intrigued.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#4 posted 02-20-2016 08:51 AM

Wow! It looks so authentic and alive. Great shape, awesome colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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