Popular woodcarving teacher and author Betty Padden shows how to carve memorable ornaments to keep or give to family and friends. Imagine a tree decorated with your own beautifully carved angels, elves, polar bears, poinsettias, and more.Step-by-step projects are divided into three categories-beginning, intermediate, and advanced.A special section on painting covers basic concepts of blending, highlighting and shading, so that even a novice can get great results.23 patterns
Now, carvers looking to create a family heirloom of their own will learn to carve a full 15-piece manger scene with award-winning artist, Shawn Cipa. Each project features full material lists and painting color schemes to help bring your carving to life. Also included, is a simple pattern for a stable. 80pp
These top Santa patterns featured in Woodcarving Illustrated provide readers with four step-by-step tutorials and 20 additional Santa patterns from today's top artists. With a history of the origin of Santa Claus, as well as the subtleties in Santa's appearance throughout different parts of the world, this crafter's companion includes stylistic carvings that range from whimsical caricatures to classic Kris Kringle depictions. An ideal holiday handbook, readers will also find painting and finishing tips to add creative and unique touches to each carving.
With 340 color photographs the reader is taken step-by-step through the carving process. Easy-to-follow instructions review some of the basic techniques of carving caricatures before introducing some new tricks for carving and finishing the figures. A large gallery offering four-sided views of a variety of Santas, is a useful guide. The exciting variety of Santas will inspire carvers to produce full figure carvings, busts, ornaments, bottle stoppers, and more. A great book for woodcarvers of all ages.