Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Reverse cut out Mermaid

I found some beautiful old pallet wood here on the island. It had so much texture, was very heavy and different shades of grey. Until I cut into it I had no idea what wood it was. It turned out to be red oak.

I glued four strips together side by side and then cut out a mermaid shape with my jigsaw. On the back I pin nailed strips of different widths of thin plywood that I painted and distressed in blue, turquoise and white.



 

 
I sold the piece, but the customer wanted it personalized to hang in her cottage. This piece is 37" long x 13" deep.
 
 
 

 
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4 comments:

  1. I love the reverse cut out mermaid Julie! I love the colors.

    gail

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  2. This is lovely Julie. You are very talented!!
    Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week.
    Hugs, Kerryanne

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  3. I'm so jealous of your jigsaw mastery! This looks great and, as we know, I'm all about stripes! Great find with that wood - beautiful.

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