Huge Watermelon/wood Art

by Kathy
When a large oak tree was cut down, a "slice" had to be cut in order to get the tree to fall in the direction it needed to fall. I saw a watermelon slice, so I sanded and painted it. Now it rests on my front porch for the summer.
this is the "slice" in its raw wood state. I peeled the bark off and I let it dry and "cure" for about a month in the dry heat of our out building. I then sanded it as smooth as possible, removed all the dust, then painted the bottom and rind green, the little line above the rind white, and the watermelon red...added black seeds with a "comma" in the center. Hope you all enjoy this as much as I did doing it.
this is a smaller watermelon that I did years ago, and I sealed it with poly' for the shine.
the bottom with bark removed
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  • Nancy Noirot Nancy Noirot on Jun 27, 2015
    Love this!!! :o)

  • Becky Prince Becky Prince on Jun 27, 2015
    I made one of these years ago and loved it...something else I did was get an old fork and drill small holes in the wood and stick the fork in it...wish I had a picture to show you...

    • Kathy Kathy on Jun 27, 2015
      @Becky Prince That sounds great....may try it if I make another one..thanks for the idea