Sunday, April 11, 2021

Winged Creatures

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #106
Winged Creatures

This fortnights challenge 'Winged Creatures' has been chosen by Christine.

I just love how this chest turned out.  I found the pattern for the chest in a laser cutting site and the owl design as a free to use image.  With the tools I needed I then set to designing the box with the owls, name area and the trees behind the owls.  The design goes around the 4 sides of the box and was a devil to work out so the tree branches flowed properly.  Once designed, I etched and cut the design on my laser then wood stained the box leaving the owls and the band around the name take unstained - boy did that require a bit of a steady hand and lots of patience as the wood stain bleeds very easily through the wood grain.  After that it was onto further sanding, varnishing, sanding again, assembling and then a final coat of varnish.  This box was for my daughter Natasha for her 40th birthday, smiles all round as she just loved it :)

I am entering this box in the following challenges : 


  1. Wow! You are just so creative. I am sure Natasha loved it as who wouldn't. You put a lot of work and love into as can be seen. Maggie, DT

  2. WOW! Jane this is awesome what a fabulous gift for Natasha's 40th. Ginny
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