Learn all the steps necessary to create unique carved wooden Christmas tree ornaments. 132 clear color photos illustrate every step for a songbird project and 23 additional patterns, ranging from an American Goldfinch to a Titmouse. Provide new and exciting challenges, including a unique method for attaching the finished songbird to a tree, wreath, or centerpiece. The text includes necessary references for feather parts, types, groupings, and texturing; eye setting or carving; he tools required to successfully complete these projects, and instruction for painting and sealing the completed ornament. Create heirloom decorative songbird ornaments that will pass down through future generations. This book brings challenges for novices and joy for experienced carvers.
Inside this book you will meet many artists - masters in the art of carving found wood. You will hear their exciting stores of foraging wood and view photographed samples of their work. Learn what each artists looks for in a piece of wood, what tools they use, tips for finishing, and more. Also a step-by-step projects in cottonwood bark. You will never look at a tree the same again. 90pp
over 200 original designs, and easy-to-follow lessons that can be applied to any medium, Great Book of Celtic Patterns begins with an historical perspective before introducing the basics of creating simple knotted lines and twists which form the foundation of Celtic art. In no time, readers will learn how to create their own original designs by adding knots, textures and finials.