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Project #13 Wood veneer collage

Wednesday, 2 April 2008 by Irene Hoofs

…creating a Marquetry-like image by collaging different types of wood veneer

What you will need:
*8 x 10 wood panel
*different wood veneers, like maple, pine, cherry or oak
(if you don't have any veneer quickly available, maybe you can ask the local timbershop for some left-overs)
*white glue and brush
*scissors and pencil
*sand paper no. 250
step one:
..firstly decide what image you want to create – I decided on a tree with a bird
..take the wood veneer and draw out your shapes – or you can just start cutting. 
*keep in mind the wood veneer cuts very well – but you need to be aware of the wood grain – it can break off easily – not to worry you can attach them together when you glue it down
step two:
..once you cut out your shapes start gluing – put glue on the wood panel in the spot you want the shape to be – then put glue on top of the cut out shape.  You need to be very generous with the glue – if you don’t put enough glue it will curl as it dries.
step three:
..keep doing step one and two till you get the desired effect and once your image is done brush the white glue over the entire surface and let it stand to dry – once dried as an

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