Tool Mark Impact From A Wood Shaping Tool
In wood carving should tool marks be seen on a finished piece of art? Know that these marks can impact the value in art and thus the beauty. All wood shaping tools leave marks but not all are equal.
First let’s define what a tool mark is in wood carving. This mark occurs when man made tools alter the surface of the wood leaving behind signs that the tool was there. Chatter marks are common from blades of planers. Cnc surfacing marks are another when a wood panel was surfaced. As a buyer you need to know what you are seeing. As an artist you need to minimize undesirable tool footprint.
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Wall Art Transformed into Wood Inlay Art
If you buy wood wall decor, especially if it is panel boards that have been jointed, there may be ways of using this panel art that you never expected.
Traditionally wall art is to be hung on walls. Yet one of those unexpected uses can be as wood inlay art.
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If you ready to dive into the world of wood art go in with both feet the right way with the starting tools for wood. While the dive in will be fun it can also cause frustration.
What tools do you buy and how much do you spend?
We need to step beyond woodworking tools for beginners. Starting tools for wood art require power and accuracy. This is fine woodworking with artistic creation.
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What Is The Best Wood For Art?
Resourcing wood for art can be a challenge. Not all species are equal and some will have unique characteristics.
Wood is much like a canvas. In fact many who work with beautiful wood of this nature call it a wood canvas. Names such as Rainbow Poplar, Ambrosia Maple, and others come to mind.
Grain colors are vitally important to what the final work will become. Unfortunately this kind of beauty cannot be had from just any store location.
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Importance of Lighting In Home Decor
Home decor lighting is all about the spectrum and Kelvin. Spend all the money you want on the beautiful deco light but the importance of lighting is in the bulb.
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How to Protect Art from Elements in Nature
Protecting wood artwork can be challenging when compared to other arts. There are key aspects which become critically important.
No one hangs a beautiful piece outside so it can be rained or snowed on. Nevertheless there are factors taking place within your home that you may never think of.
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Is Art A Product?
Is your work artwork or product? Each artist must decide if their art is a product, or something more. There is a lot to learn about how to make money with art.
Once I visited a local University to view their art collection. The curator of the art gallery took me around and as we were walking began to describe many of the pieces.
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Why Being Trendy Is A Bad Thing
The world is always chasing the new trends. Chasing trends in art is no different. With each trend that comes many attempt to catch the wave before the crest.
As an artist we must ask ourselves, what is our value in art? We must then define that answer for our work.
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The End Of The Art Guild System
Please know I am not against art guilds. I love them and lament that they are coming to an end as they fade into the past.
The broader art community and artist guild is suffering today. This topic is important for new independent artists to research.
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Wood Decoration is not a Passing Trend
Wood has been a material that has been used for generations in home decor items. This leads to one of the greatest advantages of wood decor.
It is not a fad. Wood decor will always impact interior decoration whether for wall art decor or rustic farmhouse cabinetry.
It will not go out of style or pass into memory as other things such as shag carpets. Wood has been with us since man shaped the first tools and it will remain with us.
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