Patterns / Projects

Carving a Tulip Sign

tulipsign_bonus2Before you can paint the sign, you need to carve it.

By Betty Padden

In Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2014 (Issue 66), Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint a spring tulip with acrylic paints.

In order to paint the carving exactly as Betty did, we’ve provided this online bonus how-to article, complete with a pattern you can print out and start carving.


CLICK HERE to download the bonus article.


Read Betty Padden’s Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook for more information. A contemporary look at a nostalgic craft with updated techniques and a fresh variety of styles for carving and painting a variety of signs for the home, summer cottage or basement bar. The book is available for $19.95 plus S&H at

CLICK HERE for more great projects from Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2014 (Issue 66), including step-by-step instructions for the original tulip sign project.

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