Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

A Little Reading Material

Well, here’s something new for me.

You’ll recall from an earlier post that I fashioned a newspaper out of a light sheet of brass, with some soldering and “newspaper white” painting included.

Now comes time for the printed sections.  I knew that the printing couldn’t be readable given the size of the paper (!) and that I only needed to provide some chicken scratch for the articles, but, I wasn’t completely sure how I was going to do it.  I eventually decided on using a mechanical pencil with an HB lead ( read: small, soft and dark ), followed with a light mist coating of a matte finish urethane to prevent things from smudging.

I’ve completed the front of the paper and even included a couple of advertisements and a “photo” of a doghouse to go along with one of the articles.  I’m pretty pleased with the Daily News so far!



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4 thoughts on “A Little Reading Material

  1. That is really awesome! You are so talented! You just keep amazing me with all the details in your work and how you acquire that detailing! Excellent!


  2. Thanks Cheryl. Kinda fun to do in front of the tv while my Mom’s doing crossword puzzles!


  3. That is so impressive Mark,it looks amazing and you never fail to amaze me with all you details,I can’t wait to see it finished.


  4. I like the way that it’s coming along, Lynne. I wasn’t sure just how I’d make that paper but I think I’ve stumbled across something I’ll use again and again.


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