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Betty Padden’s Carved Christmas Spectacular

Betty Padden’s Carved Christmas Spectacular

This enchanted village has so many amazing details, you’ll forget it’s a tree stand By Kaylee Schofield A distinguished carver for over 35 years, Betty Padden has made a name for herself with a signature style that is nothing short of fantastical. Her designs marry an organic, often unsanded texture […]

by October 18, 2018 Holiday Carving
Gold-Tooth Santa Ornament

Gold-Tooth Santa Ornament

Hate coloring your carvings? Ease into painting with a pattern and some simple tips By Carol Leavy (Get a second Santa pattern and see the full painting tutorial in Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2018, Issue #85.) I love to carve Santas and get many questions about how I paint my carvings. I […]

by October 17, 2018 Holiday Carving, News
Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2017 Issue 81

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2017 Issue 81

The Winter 2017 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques. This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! . . . […]

by October 12, 2017 Current Issue, News
Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2016 Issue 77

Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2016 Issue 77

The Winter 2016 issue of Woodcarving Illustrated includes a variety of projects, patterns, and features, as well as interesting techniques.  This issue is a part of the regular magazine subscription. It is also available from your favorite retailer or from Fox Chapel Publishing, www.foxchapelpublishing.com or 1-800-457-9112. Scroll down for a sneak peek! In This Issue:   […]

by November 2, 2016 Current Issue, News
Cowboy Hat Ornament

Cowboy Hat Ornament

Power-carve a perfect hat ornament in a few hours By Keoma McCaffrey This cowboy hat ornament will look great on your Christmas tree. Download the step-by-step article and and pattern below.   Materials: • Pine, 23/4″ x 21/2″ x 11/2″ (70mm x 64mm x 38mm) • Sanding sponge: medium/fine grit […]

by November 27, 2015 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
2015 Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday Gift Guide

2015 Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday Gift Guide

Does your family always ask what to get you for whichever holiday you celebrate? Send them here to find a good selection of tools and materials guaranteed to keep you in the chips all year long!   .   The Cape Forge Fine Detail Knife is a hand-forged standard #3 […]

by November 27, 2015 Features
Spooky Halloween House

Spooky Halloween House

Adding scenery and a sky gives a bark house a whole new look By Bob Hershey One of my favorite things to carve is a themed bark house. Over the years I’ve created houses for Christmas, July 4th, and Thanksgiving, but my favorite houses are for Halloween. Cottonwood bark lends itself especially well to an eerie Halloween look. […]

by October 6, 2015 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects
Painting the Cottonwood Bark Santa

Painting the Cottonwood Bark Santa

Step-by-step instructions to paint this holiday favorite By Rick Jensen Many carvers struggle with painting. Here are more detailed instructions with step-by-step photos showing how I paint the Santa. Finishing the carving After the paint has dried, seal the piece with a few light coats of spray lacquer, allowing the […]

by November 27, 2014 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Ornaments with Attitude

Ornaments with Attitude

By Bob Yancey This year, I had a lot of fun adding faces to traditional Christmas objects, like stockings and candles. I made sure to give these caricatures some attitude! With a little pen work, it’s easy to customize these pieces with names, dates, or funny sayings. Carving the Ornaments […]

by November 25, 2014 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 Issue 69

Woodcarving Illustrated Holiday 2014 Issue 69

The 2014 Holiday issue of Woodcarving Illustrated is now available. This issue is packed with projects, how-tos, patterns, and more. Features: (Bark) Cottage Industry Moose Antler Madness 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Techniques: Chip-Carved Barrettes Learn to Paint: Using Thinned Acrylics Projects: Cottonwood Bark Santa Claus Folk-Art Angel Ornament “Shorty” the Christmas Elf […]

by November 25, 2014 Current Issue