The Luther Rose projects: From the shop to the Church!
This year's project 2015 just finishing Feb 3rd is another example of incised carving finished in 23 karat gold leaf. The base is 5/4" pine which maesures 11" x 36" sanded, distressed, stained and finished to resemble a well worn leather Bible cover. Nearly all the carving was done with the three knives shown here and it took nearly an entire book of gold leaf.
Last year's project, Spring 2014 was of the Luther Rose itself, in the form of a wood carved disk which measured 4 Feet across. Only the outer ring was gold leafed.