Winner! Emerge

By Darren Throop in Green Bay, WI.

Winning Category

Emerge measures just 3.5" tall by 2.25" wide, and weighs just 32 grams. This ornament was created from sumac (the emerging flower) and an unknown hardwood species (leaves & stem). The globe, or the flower, was turned and hollowed on the lathe, then carved using a Dremel tool. The leaves/stem were turned on the lathe as well and carved using a Dremel tool, riffles, and sanded to 400 grit. I used a variety of alcohol ink colors by Adirondak to dye the wood along with iridescent ink by Liquitex Professional to add an irredescent shimmer to the piece. All were colored using airbrush techniques. It was finish coated with 3 coats of Watco clear lacquer.

Products Used

  • Watco Crystal Clear Lacquer
  • Adirondak Alcohol Ink
  • Liquitex Professional Ink

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