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« on: August 03, 2014 11:50:55 AM »

I visited my parents for a few weeks in the Alps. While I was there, I saw some beautiful mountain flowers called edelweiss.
(picture from Wikipedia)
At the library,  I saw a beautiful big wooden flower. After trimming the trees, I decided I could try to carve some. It was my first attempt at whittling branches and it was quite enjoyable.

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014 01:29:16 PM »

Pretty!  And that's an amazing view to display them against!  Shocked

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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014 01:32:02 PM »

Very pretty  Wink I have whittled before myself, but never flowers. I made scarf broaches, and such...rings and things.
Yours are very lovely. Do you need to spray them with a sealant, or will they stay ok the way they are? I know they will brown with a patina with age, which is sometimes desirable. But will they cure ok the way they are? What type of wood did you carve them from? Will they get brittle? Or does the wood have enough "juice" to keep them lively?

Minds eye says some spray paint might be cool. Although I do love the natural look, as well.

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Har, har. I hope you brought back more twigs to play with  Cheesy Very nice job. This thought coming from the other side of the globe. Where in the heck are the Alps? Scotland? Dumb American, sorry.

Double har, har...here they are http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/infopage/alps.htm
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But I really like your flowers. And yes, working with wood can be very calming for the mind.


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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014 02:40:09 PM »

Wow, I have never seen 'ought like  it!!  They came out awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014 10:01:03 PM »

Wow, they are beautiful!!  Rocked this!

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014 07:50:12 PM »

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