Dear Chicago House,
In your garage was a scrap of wood, a scrap of wood that became a beautiful fish sculpture.
I’d like to take credit but I can’t. That all goes to Chicago teenager who not only got busy with hand tools but also painted this beautiful abstract pattern creating a one of a kind fish sculpture.
- A piece of scarp wood. The piece she used was left overs from a deck board repair 2 by 4 and about 12″ long.
- Hand saw
- Sand paper
- Acrylic craft paints
- With a pencil, draw a very simple fish shape on your wood – avoid curved lines as these are difficult to cut with a hand saw. Straight lines work best.
- Get busy with that hand saw and cut along your lines – this was hard work and did require a little assistance from Mr Chicago’s muscles!
- Once you have the basic fish shape sand the wood really creating rounded edges and a nice smooth surface for painting
- Using acrylic craft paint create any abstract pattern you like…triangles really work well