This lightweight 8″ x 12″ pine wood tray has a print of my photo “Three Sunflowers” in the bottom. I used a coppery metallic paint to trim the tray. These trays are intended for decoration only or for lightweight objects.
About the artwork
I added a little luster to those sunflowers and used an opaque metallic copper paint for all the copperish tones in the painting. I think it captures the warm early autumn afternoon when I took the photo.
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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