My granddaughter is starting a new business in September. She will be doing nails and wanted a card holder. She wanted a owl so I needed to design something simple for her cards. The card would be covering most of the carving. It is carved in butternut. I didn't sand it so it does have carve marks.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
This cowboy face is from one of Chris Hammack's designs. I bought his study cast and a blank from him. I did the eyes a little different and added a mouth. I don't know how he does his eyes but I'll find out next year when I take his class.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
When I received my Woodcarving Illustrated magazine I had to carve Glens double sided holiday ornament. It's a turkey on one side and a santa face on the other using the same cutout. I also carved the little moons byDave Stetsen featured on the magazines website. I always look for ideas for carving scraps of wood. With a magnet on the back, they can be painted and they make nice give a ways.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
I hand carved this Nuthatch and used power for the texturing. The feathers were burned in. The Nuthatch is 4 inches long and will be used as an ornament. I like these birds as they can be hung on a tree for the holidays or hung the year around. I think it will look good in my motor home.