Post Tagged with: "spring"

Carving a Tulip Sign

Carving a Tulip Sign

These pretty tulips are a perfect sign of spring By Betty Padden   Use simple relief carving techniques to create a cheery spring sign. It looks great by itself on a wall, table,  bookcase, or above a door. Or, pair it with a welcome sign to create a warm message […]

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 Patterns & 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
Dogwood Floral Egg

Dogwood Floral Egg

This practice egg is an ideal first project for beginners and a beneficial exercise for experienced carvers By Jean Boyd This practice egg is the first project that I teach my beginning students. While it appears to be simple, and repetitive work is required to get the shape, you also […]

by February 7, 2010 Patterns & Projects, Spring Carving
Jenga® Block Bear

Jenga® Block Bear

Simple tools and materials can produce great results By Lavonne Russell I purchased Woodcarving Illustrated Spring 2005 (Issue 30) on a whim—without any carving experience and no tools. What was I doing with a woodcarving magazine? But something about the bearded figure on the cover caught my eye. He looked like […]

by February 2, 2010 Techniques