This lightweight 10″ x 14″ pine wood tray has a print of my photo “Woodland Sunflowers” in the bottom. I used a wash of olive green mixed to match the photo so that the woodgrain shows through. These trays are intended for decoration only or for lightweight objects.
About the artwork
I use a wash of thinned paint as a primer before painting, but I so liked the way it looked that I let it sit overnight so I could think about it. I still liked it in the morning.
These trays are purely decorative because they are made with lightweight wood which is especially thin inside the bottom so you can’t carry dishes to the table in them, but I have used them for carrying linens and flatware and lightweight things like breadbaskets. They do protect a countertop and also decorate a desk, used for papers. I am always on the lookout for more fully usable trays.
I paint the outside and inside, then adhere a print of the image on my high quality art paper. When it’s dry I give them several coats of a light matte varnish to protect the image and the wood so they are waterproof for condensation from glassware, and can be lightly wiped down with a damp rag and mild detergent.
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