Wood carving

This post is the sixth of eight, showing this artwork develop from start to finish. See the first parts:
1. Mental Health Week Exhibition
2. Progress…
3. Painting painting
4. The kite progresses…
5. Theatre and kites

I like it just as much as I thought I would! Here’s my heart kite handle, being shaped by further sanding. I used the coarse then fine sander on the Dremel, then finished with extra fine grain sand paper by hand.

Finely sanded wood has the most lovely feel, very soft to the touch. Most tactile, I just want to hold it and turn it over and over in my hands. I finished it by giving it a light polish with a beeswax product. Doesn’t it bring out that gorgeous golden colour!

And then attached it to the kite with double sided red satin ribbon, the other end of the ‘string’ is coming from her chest, where her heart would be.

And this, ladles and gentlespoons, is why we are not supposed to use even tiny little power tools in the house:

The mess!

See the next step here.

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