Make a tree full of festive chip-carved holiday ornaments with this handy booklet. Chip carving, one of the earliest forms of traditional woodcarving, is also one of the easiest methods for beginners to learn. Award-winning chip carver Bruce Nicholas shows you how to make an endless variety of exquisite ornaments, using just three basic cuts and only two knives. 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 48 patterns that you can start carving right away. These ready-to-use, full-sized patterns feature versatile elements that can be recombined with infinite variations. Bruce reveals his beautiful techniques for staining the ornaments with watercolor pencils, and he also provides information on creating custom patterns. Softcover, 48 pages; Copyright 2015; ISBN: 9781565238817.
- Contains 48 full-sized patterns
- Learn from award-winning chip carver Bruce Nicholas
- Easy to follow step-by-step instructions
- Learn beautiful staining techniques