Art project using different woods and dyes

Here’s another wall art display piece I did for a contest. Of course, I waiting until the last minute to enter so I whooped this one out in 3 hours and let the finish set overnight.

I wanted to experiment with some wood dyes I got. So I used a turquoise dye with a black dye on the base piece which is red oak. The top piece is a flamed maple and I did a custom fade going from black to orange to yellow in order to simulate somewhat of a sunset. I will have more pics to post once I get the project back. Here are a couple in different angles of lighting to show a bit of the chatoyance in the flamed maple.


Really cool design, i wonder if you could apply the wood stains in a way that it gave more a 3d effect like shadows. it already looks like it is popping out at you


Wait…that’s one piece of wood?


hard for me to explain but something kinda like this. Excuse my poor blender skills i litterally just downloaded it to show this pic lol.

Well I had more ambitious plans for it but I ran out of time. The top piece is attached with a special adhesive that will allow me to remove it safely with heat. I already plan on doing a more 3D style but not with dye. I have wood dowels I was going to place under each piece at different heights to offset it from the backing piece so it’s actually 3D.


The back (blue-ish dyed piece) is separate. The top piece is a single flat piece adhered to the backing wood.

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Beautiful technique!

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That’s very impressive! I like how the wood dyes came out, and I think your design is very cool!

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Nice work of art.

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Very interesting, and love the wood.

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