I purchased this box unfinished from Hobby Lobby. I had no idea how I would use it, but it serve for several years as a stand for my other projects while they dried. It about 24″ long and 5″ wide, so it was great for sitting items on allowing air to flow underneath.
My goal this year is to complete my unfinished projects. While I was staining my desk, this too got stained. Instead of painting the box, I decided to create a mosaic from polymer clay on the inside of the box. I left the outside of the box plain with a high gloss polyurethane coating.
I purchased some wood squares from Michael’s. I was going to create fluid art on them and make coasters. I have multiple sets of fluid art coasters so I decided to sand and stain the squares while I was staining my desk. I used acrylic paint markers for the designs and sealed the squares with gloss polycrylic.
I am not sure what to do with these. I may still make coasters out of them. Coaster work better if they are sealed with resin. Which is still possible, because resin work better when the surface is sealed.
I purchased several 6″ wood panels from Blick’s Art Supply. My original intent was to create some fluid art. However, I decide instead to sand and stain the panels and put a design on them. I used acrylic paint pens for the design. I sealed the panels with gloss polycrylic.
Over the summer, I decided to stain and paint some of the wood items that was in my to do pile. I purchased the box from Walmart. It was stained with Minwax Red Mahoney. I sprayed the entire box with Minwax Polyurethane because if I made a mistake on painting the box, the paint would not soaked into the wood and I could wipe the paint off before it dried. I painted the box using chalk paint.
I did not paint the inside of the box. It was stained and sealed using polyurethane.
This drawing was done on 16″x20″ watercolor art board using Faber Castell watercolor pens and Pigma Mircon Pens. I tested several other pens and these did the best on this drawing. Several of the tangles I learned from Zentangles and tangles site. A few I created myself.
My goal for the year is to finish all the projects that I have started. This project I started in October. I was doing the my version of Inktober by drawing daily in my sketch pad during October. I drew the outline for this design and then I had to make a large drawing. This drawing was done on 16″x20″ art board using Sharpies, Faber Castell pens, and Sakura Metallic Pens. After the initial drawing and coloring, I know it needed something more. Months later, I settle on the “more” I wanted to add. It is based off Zentangle’s Crescent and variation of Paradox.
2020 has been a year of basically being stuck at home. Individuals have found new, or old ways, to entertain themselves from cooking to gardening to home repair. However, their are a few of us that have spend countless hours creating 3D masterpieces in Tinkercad.
I have personally have created eight buildings, one wagon, a horse, a piano and many more items to go in my Railroad Town. Many others have created amazing design. Michael, Josiah, Nightfuzzbal, and Dhruw are working as a team to recreate the Middle-Earth Lord of the Rings designs. Their designs are amazing. Visit their website Edhellen Sintano – The Elven Builders for links to their 3D designs. Below are just a few pictures of their designs:
When checking out their work, make sure you check out the details they put into their designs. They have a lot of amazing work. Check out Josiah’s White House or Michael’s Eagle.
To see my work, well you are just going to have to wait for another blog post, or visit Tinkercad.com and search for SarahCath.
These painting were done on 14 inch canvases. I like how the green and yellows break through the paintings. The mixture for all the colors were the same: 1 part acrylic paint, 2 parts Floetrol, 1/10th water, 2 drops silicon.