My idea of slicing them up didn't work to well the first time around, but this time - Success!! Check it out!
This was pretty easy to do. To begin I pulled out my scroll saw and sliced those babies up. (If you don't have a scroll saw or other thin bladed saw Kara Paslay used an Exacto knife to slice corks for her project.)
At first I tried pushing the cork through the blade, but that seemed to take a long time and was hard on the blade. So instead I began to rotate the cork into the blade and it sliced up easily.
I didn't measure the cork sized exactly, just eyeballed them. This left me with a few odd ends but I still had more than enough to complete the frame.
The cutting didn't take very long with the saw; before I knew it I had cut all my slices and was ready to arrange them.
I used a frame I already had and just added some white spray paint. I wanted the frame to be neutral so the texture of the cork would stand out.
To arrange the corks I used the cardboard insert that came with the frame as my backing. I arranged them the way I wanted them glued them down using Aleene's Craft Glue.
After that I let it dry and was done! Easy and fun!
I like the texture of the cork and how the varies sizes give it interest. I also left some of the brand marks right side up for some extra detail.
Not only is it decorative art- it's functional as well!
I think cork is so versatile. It's eco friendly and easy to come by. Have you ever used cork in a project?
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