Chip Carved Christmas Ornaments demonstrates how to create an endless variety of exquisite, wooden Christmas ornaments for your tree using only two knives and just three basic cuts. A selection of ready-to- use full-size patterns include versatile elements that can be re-combined with infinite variations.Chip carving, one of the earliest forms of traditional woodcarving, is also one of the easiest methods for beginners to learn. By following the expert advice of award-winning chip carver Bruce Nicholas, carvers of all abilities can create finely pierced, festive ornaments that will let the Christmas lights shine through.The author also reveals his beautiful techniques for staining the ornaments with water colour pencils, allowing you to create eye- catching decorations that will brighten your home. But the fun doesn't need to stop there; why not help spread Christmas cheer by making ornaments for family, friends and neighbours?Klappentext:
Carve an Endless Variety of Festive Holiday Ornaments
Chip carving, one of the earliest forms of traditional woodcarving, is also one of the easiest methods for beginners to learn. Create a tree full of festive chip-carved holiday ornaments with this handy guide.
Award-winning chip carver Bruce Nicholas shows how to make an endless variety of exquisite ornaments, using just three basic cuts and only two knives. Drawing on his many years of experience as a competitive carver and class instructor, Bruce shows how to produce finely pierced carvings that let the holiday lights shine through.
This book covers everything you need to know to start chip carving. It includes a step-by-step project and 46 patterns that you can start carving right away. These ready-to-use, full-size patterns feature versatile elements that can be re-combined with infinite variations the only limit is your imagination."
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