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This 12 inch tall vase was turned from Poplar using a technique known as Therming to create the unique shape with all curved surfaces. Because the poplar was not very interesting, I decided to enhance the look with carving, textures and blended colors. The top section of wood is stained to integrate with the overall look. Finish is Watco oil buffed on the Beall system.
Thanks Russ, the color blending was fun. I used a variety of flat-tip pens and then blended with lacquer thinner. The application of an oil finish further blended the colors. Carving the textured areas and the base was challenging but fun. I intended for the base to appear as a separate but well matched item.
You are welcome. That's a great question Tom. You can insert an existing image from your media gallery (use the camera icon) or insert an image you have online by using its address (URL) and clicking on the image icon. I don't know of a way to directly add an image other than these two methods.