Post Tagged with: "spring"

Simple Spring Bunny Pin

Simple Spring Bunny Pin

Use this easy relief carving as a pin, pendant, or magnet By Larry Spinak Need an Easter accessory or last minute gift? This bunny can be carved quickly and used as a pin, pendant, or magnet. Change the angles of the eyelid lines and the positions of the painted eyes […]

by April 10, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Daffodil Lovespoon

Daffodil Lovespoon

This spoon is rich with symbols of spring, luck, and love By Sharon Littley and Clive Griffin Lovespoons have been carved for centuries in Europe and Scandinavia. They are thought to have been invented as a courtship ritual; young men would carve spoons to impress the young women they desired. […]

by April 10, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Realistic Rabbit

Realistic Rabbit

By Leah Goddard Rabbits  are undeniably cute and gentle creatures. They are quick and ever alert, which probably has something to do with their low position on the food-chain. This was made most apparent to me one day while I was sitting outside my home, and a rabbit came racing past. […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Stylish Birdhouse

Stylish Birdhouse

By Barry McKenzie With the classically shingled roof and brilliant, stylized chip carving, you might be hesitant to hang this birdhouse outdoors. But returning songbirds will reward your generosity with their cheerful presence. The birdhouse is fairly simple to construct. In fact, over 50 of them were completed by students […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Wren in the Round

Carving a Wren in the Round

By Chris Pye Carving in the round means exactly that: carving the subject completely three dimensionally. You can view the carving from any direction. In some ways, in-the-round carving is easier than relief because the perspectives and proportions will be true. Relief carving often needs distortion or perspective to allow […]

by March 1, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Carving a Tulip Sign

Carving a Tulip Sign

Before 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 […]

by May 22, 2014 Patterns, Projects
Painting the Dragons in a Box

Painting the Dragons in a Box

Carved puzzle play set fits into a castle-shaped box By Carolea Hower My son, Kevin, has liked dragons from the time the television movie The Hobbit was produced. With several other puzzle designs completed, I decided to design a dragon puzzle for his birthday. Since I also carve and wanted […]

by May 22, 2014 Projects
Motivated to Create: The Importance of Painting

Motivated to Create: The Importance of Painting

A self-help seminar inspired Phil and Vicki Bishop to quit their jobs and carve full time By Kathleen Ryan With distinctive down-home features, peculiarities of figure, and deliberately exaggerated faces, carvings by Phil and Vicki Bishop are designed to evoke smiles and keep us from taking life too seriously. Although […]

by January 18, 2012 Features
Making Custom Colors

Making Custom Colors

Mix your own dyes and stains By Robert Triplett and Bob Duncan It can be difficult to find the perfect dye or stain color for your project. Instead of searching the stores or settling for something other than what you envisioned, create the exact color you want. The Differences Between […]

by January 17, 2012 Techniques
Antique-Style Decoy Carving

Antique-Style Decoy Carving

Creating modern decoys with vintage appeal By Tom Matus From humble origins with the American Indians more than 2,000 years ago, duck decoys are truly an American art form. The heyday of the wooden decoys started after the passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918—but the wooden decoys […]

by February 21, 2010 Techniques