I cut wooden sicks into thin slices at a variety of angles and then combined the circles and various ovals into star burst flowers. The combinations and possibilities are endless. This example is ovals and circles with an open center.
Here is a composition of long ovals, short ovals and a round center.
While I was cutting the slices I started out thinking I would only use the straight, clean pieces of the branch but then I sliced into a knotty area and found the resulting wood slices interesting in a different way. The following flower is made from knotty wood slices.
The process, which I'll detailed in my post tomorrow, was quick and easy but did require use of a band saw. I did include variations from the process for the smaller flowers because of things learned. I made a collection of designs in a short period of time.
I was creating them for the tree branch ladder I created for my front entry area. I have been blogging regularly about the various arrangements displayed in the ladder. The Queen Anne's Lace of last week was past its prime. So I was designing flowers specifically sized for this location.
They stand out beautifully against the blue/green stain on the house.
Update: The Tutorial is posted. Click here to view the step by step process.
Previous Posts of Interest:
- Hide That Gas Grill • DIY Grill Screen
- Mini Lanterns for Tea Lights • DIY
- Gas Grill • My Next Project
- Branch Overview
- Putting Branches to Use
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