Techniques, Projects & Patterns for the Beginner. If you'd like to learn to carve in relief, this comprehensive guidebook will teach you everything you need to know. Relief Carving Workshop takes you through every element of the relief carving process from start to finish. With some sharp tools, a smooth piece of wood and this new book, you'll soon be confidently carving exquisite animals, landscapes, flowers, borders, Celtic knots and more.
Acclaimed carver and instructor Lora S. Irish takes you step-by-step through simple carvings on a practice board to introduce all of the essential cuts, contouring and smoothing steps used in basic relief woodcarving. You'll learn how to handle your tools, prepare a wood surface, follow a pattern and apply a finish.
Inside you'll find everything you need to get started:
10 New Project Patterns
Original Designs for Landscapes, Animals, Wildlife, Flowers, Borders, Corner Designs, Celtic Knots and more
Guide to Basic Carving Tools
Proper Tool Handling Techniques
Selecting and Preparing Wood
Finishing with Oil, Wax and Acrylics
A Stunning Gallery of Completed Projects
Author: Lora S. Irish
8 1/2" x 11", 128 pages, soft cover, 2013