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.
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
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
This book is written more the for carver who has some level of experience, but just needs some basic line drawings and patterns to get started. There are also general tips and recommendations as to wood selection, paint colors, and tools. The patterns are printed full-size. 48pp