Thursday 10 September 2015

Two basswood plates with the same quote and different approach

A simple but catchy quote by Friedrich Nietzsche once again chip carved on basswood plates. Both plates are 10'' in diameter and finished with light brown gel stain:

This is my very first experiment of using the stain first and then carve the plate.
I kept the design fairly simple as I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but it is neat.
I am in process of making another plate with this style of finish, it is going to be 12'' basswood finished with dark mahogany gel stain so it will be way darker - the contrast should be interesting: