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Behind the Scenes: Jim and Joan’s Pumpkin Heads Class

Behind the Scenes: Jim and Joan’s Pumpkin Heads Class

Get a behind-the-scenes look of the WCI staff carving and painting pumpkin heads under the tutelage of Jim and Joan Hiser! Then check out the full step-by-step project in our fall issue.     Get the Fall 2022 Issue For more articles like this, subscribe to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine. Plus! Get […]

by July 29, 2022 Behind the Scenes
Halloween Santa

Halloween Santa

Santa lovers will delight in this autumnal take on a classic design By Russell Scott Our Undercover Santa is at it again. This time, he is out on Halloween night, watching how the children behave. Christmas is still a little while away, but when you’re compiling naughty-and-nice lists, every moment […]

by July 28, 2022 Fall Carving
Mr. Vacation’s Suitcase

Mr. Vacation’s Suitcase

Carve your tourist a suitcase big enough for him to travel the world with By Wayne Laramore I decided to give my vacationer from the summer issue a suitcase for traveling. Of course, it needed to be tattered and worn. Attach the pattern to blank or sketch it on, if desired. Use […]

by May 2, 2022 Patterns & Projects
Tiny Carved Gnome Stumps and Logs

Tiny Carved Gnome Stumps and Logs

Make a log or stump for your gnomes to perch themselves on These little gnomes from the summer issue look great on their own, but they look even better when perched atop a stump in the forest.  To create your own stand for your gnome, follow the provided patterns and […]

by May 2, 2022 Patterns & Projects
Carving a Relief Caricature

Carving a Relief Caricature

Whether you love hiking or hunting, celebrate your hobby with this easy, adaptable project By Eric Owens I love to hike, and when I look at this guy, I just want to strap on my boots and hit the trail! He is a beginner/intermediate project, and most carvers need a […]

by March 3, 2022 eNews: Strop Talk
Bucktooth Birdhouse

Bucktooth Birdhouse

Create the perfect home for this grinning avian By Bruce Ankeny  After carving my sassy feathered friend, make him a home that he can flock to. Follow the instructions below or add your own style to make a house that matches your grinning friend’s big personality! Find the bucktooth bird on page 41 in […]

by January 22, 2022 Patterns & Projects
Patriotic Bear

Patriotic Bear

Celebrate the stars and stripes with a droll version of Uncle Sam By Mike Shipley As you can see, even the forest has its own Uncle Sam. If you prefer, though, you could choose a different color scheme and paint the bear to resemble Abe Lincoln, a leprechaun, or even […]

by June 2, 2021 eNews: Strop Talk, Patterns & Projects
Woodcarving Wednesdays: Learn to Paint Highlights and Shadows

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Learn to Paint Highlights and Shadows

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let those woodchips […]

Mythical Cottage Details

Mythical Cottage Details

In the spring 2020 issue (#90), you learned all the steps for carving Betty Padden’s Mythical Woodland Cottage. In the latest issue —  summer 2020 (#91) — you learned how to assemble the pieces and prepare them for paint. Now, it’s time to add the final details to your whimsical […]

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Painting Stone Texture

Woodcarving Wednesdays: Painting Stone Texture

Since many of us are spending extra time indoors these days, it’s more important than ever to stay creative and busy. With that in mind, the team at Woodcarving Illustrated will be posting a free beginner-friendly project or technique to our website every Wednesday. So grab a knife and let […]