Bruce shows how to produce finely pierced carvings that let the holiday lights shine through. This book covers everything you need to know to start chip carving. It includes a step-by-step project and 48 patterns that you can start carving right away. These ready-to-use, full-size patterns feature versatile elements that can be re-combined with infinite variations-the only limit is your imagination. Bruce reveals his beautiful techniques for staining the ornaments with water color pencils, and also provides information on creating custom patterns.
Chip Carving Classics "Two" features over 40 primary patterns and tons of borders including "getting around those corners". Both books have text covering such topics as Positive/Negative, Ooops...we all make mistakes, Finishing techniques and styles, etc.