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    I've been working on Elsa for a couple of weeks. She is an Intarsia made mostly from natural Aspen and Cherry. Color wash/tinted the black parts and tongue, to keep in on budget for the client. 14" tall x 12-1/4" wide. Almost 300 pieces. A gal in Indiana ordered it for a wedding gift to her son and bride to be, for their December nuptuals, and they both love Elsa.
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    Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

  • #2
    Beautiful work and it will make a very memorable gift.
    Jim
    When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
    Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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    • #3
      Your client should be very pleased. Beautiful work. Darn, 300 pieces. That's major work.

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      • #4
        What a gift you have turning the photo into a work of art!

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        • #5
          Beautiful! You have an amazing talent.
          Betty

          "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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          • #6
            Great job Linda.
            Scott
            Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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            • #7
              Wow, Linda, that is beautiful. Wonderful likeness.
              Denny
              ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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              • #8
                Looks great Linda, I am sure the recipient will love it.
                Melanie from East TN

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                • #9
                  Magnifique Linda ! Lot of delicate work!
                  Questions : which logiciel do you use to transform the photo into intarsia pattern ? Easy to use ?
                  But even with the pattern , you had to give the dog a 3D effect, which for me is not easy , but it.s coming.....!πŸ˜‰

                  Bravo and thanks for sharing!

                  planeur

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                  • #10
                    Planeur - I actually used Inkscape which is a free program. In inkscape I made the photo of the dog a bit opaque, then drew a vector drawing over top of it. I picked which areas to make as individual cuts. I used to do it putting a photo on a light table, and placing tracing paper on top, then hand drawing on that. No magic either way, just a lot of focus. I tried a few programs that convert the photo to line drawings, but I just prefer to pick and choose myself. And the shaping and 3D effect---that does take practice and you are improving with every project!
                    Linda at www.ArtIngrained.com

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                    • #11
                      Merci Linda , and yes, practice is the only way to improve your habilities !πŸ˜€And in any kind of work.
                      One day I will try that kind of work.

                      Have a good day

                      planeur

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                      • #12
                        Nice work Linda and an impressive amount of cuts and shaping. This is a beautiful gift.
                        Jim in Mexico

                        Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                        - Albert Einstein

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