Thursday, July 29, 2010
Rosebud Bottle Stopper
I've been planning this one for a while, maybe that is why it took so little time to do. Like all my whittlings, I tend to start and stop over the course of the project, but I figure this little one got done in less than an hour.
It's Paulownia wood, I think its' interesting how the grain of the wood shows through the paint (really a wash coat, acrylic temper paints). I counterbored the bottom so the leaves of the calyx will hang down over the mouth of the bottle a little.
My vision was to imitate/emulate a glass or crystal faceted rose, I came close but did not quite pull it off this time. I'll try again, and i think I'll come closer next time.
I took the unpainted pic in case I screwed up the paint job BTW. Once the paint is fully dry I will give it a long soak in Minwax Wood Hardener, I think it does a superior job of penetrating, sealing, and waterproofing the wood. I hope it does not make the colors run.......
Why isn't it red? Yellow is the Rose of Eternal Love, according to one chart I saw early on in my married life. I've been giving my wife a yellow rose on our anniversary ever since.
Let the chips fly, and Happy Whittling- BfloBif