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.
The jointed Santas in this book are delightful. They can be easily posed and made to do a variety of things ... and they are easily carved, following the numerous step-by-step color photo illustrations. There is even a sleigh! 64pp
Giving a hand-carved Christmas ornament or gift is as much fun as it is to make one. This compilation of favorite Christmas carving projects from the archives of Woodcarving Illustrated includes projects and patterns for delightful carvings made from clothespins, caricature ornaments, a Christmas stocking, whittled pencils that make great gifts, a folk art tree topper, an evergreen tree with painting instructions, lovely earrings and much more. And of course, there are many Santa projects as well.
Learn how to carve and paint a patriotic American Santa Claus. Step by step instructions will guide you through the entire process. You will also get full size patterns for Santas from 9 different countries including Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Mexico, Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands. 34pp