Here's my latest bit o' spoiled wood. Being an apprentice I hope to learn as I go. The design or layout I put down on paper first, looked ok to me. However I made a pigs ear of the carving. The rosette is deep carved while the thistles are shallower. This made the whole look "odd". The top came at you and the bottom went away. To counteract this I tried a mixture of brown acrylic and BLO. While its balance the carving I'm not enamored with the end result.