This is a guest post by an illustrator Marina Zabrodina. You can find her first guest post with a process of making the runes here.
Hello all! I am Marina. Today I would like to share my creative process with you and show how I've made this coat hanger!
It is was a custom order, but it was also a gift!
The butterfly sketch is my own. I think I will use it again... for a print, perhaps.
I drew the butterfly, then printed a copy of the correct size for my board and transferred it with the help of a piece of carbon paper.
I had this board for a while. All I needed to do was to make it ready and sand it well.
The top wings are almost ready on this picture. I used a soldering pyrography tool to burn the lines. A thicker nozzle was used for the thicker lines and a sharp nozzle was used to burn the finer lines.
Then I stained the untouched areas:
Then I sanded the surface to bring up the texture of the wood that I just love!
The hooks needed to be slightly shortened (I used the hacksaw to shorten them). Then I drilled the holes for the hooks and screwed them into the board. There are also two metal holders on the back side. I am not showing the back side as I have a personal message there that I've burned out there.
The hanger is strong enough to hang umbrellas and small bags on it. It was not tested for anything heavier than that.