These are two 16″ rim plates I carved this summer. The first one has the paisley border Marty taught in a recent webinar. (Thanks Marty!) I finished it with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal with a light gel stain added as a toner.
The second plate has a Native American prayer blessing. I tried to convey the idea of blowing wind in the rosette. To create the border I used a punch to add texture, applied a light gel stain, then carved through the stain. The finish is Arm-R-Seal with no stain added.
The letters on both plates are painted with acrylic paint.