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
Traditional Santa in stride, heading for the reindeer pen to hook up for big flight. He is accompanied by old Rudolph, who looks a bit bewildered by the night that lies ahead. A nice change and of course, lots of photos. 64pp
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
Tom has come up with a variety of pasttimes the jolly old elf might pick up on his days off.
In the carving project presented, Santa has kicked off his boots, pulled up his favorite chair, and is channel surfing with his TV remote.Tom knows these pieces are more difficult, but he is quick to remind that they are also the ones serious carvers win contests with.