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Cubist sculpture

Create this sleek cubist sculpture from a piece of reclaimed native timber and enhance the grain with Resene Aquaclear.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 67

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Clean cloth, paintbrush, paint stirrer, pencil, piece of old plywood or MDF, piece of reclaimed native timber, PVA glue, Resene Aquaclear gloss, ruler, sandpaper, saw.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Birthday Suit.

Other ideas: For a darker effect, tint the Resene Aquaclear with Resene Colorwood in Resene Walnut.

Step 1
Step one
Mark the piece of timber into five equal cubes.
Step 2
Step two
Carefully cut the timber into cubes, as shown.
Step 3
Step three
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper and wipe off any sanding dust with a clean cloth.
Step 4
Step four
Stand the two base blocks in position on the piece of flat board, as shown, and fix the third block on top with PVA glue.
Step 5
Step five
Place the fourth block in position, as shown, fixing with PVA glue.
Step 6
Step six
Place the fifth block in position, as shown, again fixing with PVA glue. Allow glue to dry thoroughly.
Step 7
Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Aquaclear with a paint stirrer.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear to the wooden sculpture, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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