One day when I look online I find out some wall décor piece made by wood slices. As you can see from the search results, there are so many kinds of this type of wall art. But I like the idea, I want to try it myself. I plan to make a mandala artwork with these wood slices.
Wood sign board
The base is a 19.75″×19.75″ wood sign board. I seal it with shellac and apply black gesso on the targeted painting area. Once the gesso is dry, I paint background with acrylic paint.
They are from local crafts store. First I sort them out by size and try to map them into a pattern on the board. Once I am satisfied with the pattern, I sand them and stain them in different color using wood stain. After that, I finish the wood slices with polyurethane and glue them one by one as the pattern I planned.
Finally, I paint the wood slices with gold pigment. I can leave the them blank but I prefer more details on each slices. Since I want to make a mandala artwork, I choose the mehndi style pattern.
Here it is, the finished wood slice mandala artwork.
I hope you enjoy this little side project experiment. ❤