These are the pieces from Kathleen Dustin’s class. Click on the image to see the full view.
The carving at the bottom left is on the back of the second piece. I wanted to play around with it and the plain black background seemed to need something. If I can make my pieces reversible, it’s a plus point.
I was going to antique it with white or red acrylic paint to highlight the carving, but the first paint tube I picked out of the drawer was an irridescent bronze. I really like how it contrasts with the black.
The amazing piece in the bottom right was one I bought from Kathleen. The photo really doesn’t do it justice. You can see the slight difference between her carving and mine, can’t you?
I need a lot more practice. But I enjoyed it enough I bought a set of Dockyard 1.5 mm mini carvers. I haven’t had a chance to use them yet, but I’ll probably try them on the back of the teal piece.