|Laying down the gridwork and learning how to do celtic knots. My very first time doing celtic knots. |
I looked at a lot of tutorials. Threw in some steampunk gears for fun.
|Finalized the knotwork, added the raven, and decided on a lunar theme for the top|
Starting to dremel. This took hours. and hours. and hours. A - because I was learning to dremel as I went, B - because I was trying to figure out which bit worked best, and C - Because there's a lot of work to do.
At this point, I took it down to my father-in-law's house and we routed the edges. It was also at this point that I decided it was in the best interest of my elbow, thumb and forefinger to only dremel the knotwork.
Onward to the next stage:
|Sanded, stained, and raven outlines inked in. The raven looked like a chicken at first, and I was mortified.|
|Inked in gears and added the lunar phases|
-- Do you know how many layers of yellow India ink it takes to actually make something look yellow instead of the color of whatever was under it? At least six. I kept inking and inking and inking until it looked yellow instead of brownish green. Note to self: In the future put a white background under anything I want to ink yellow.