Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark
Releasing Whimsical Houses & Woodspirits from Found Wood
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In this book, you'll learn the specialized technique of carving figures in tree bark. Included is a complete guide to the various species of cottonwood bark and the best tools to use. A step-by-step wood carving project of a magical tree house is included, along with a beautiful gallery including wood spirits, animals, whimsical tree houses, and much more.
Award-winning carver Rick Jensen, with the help of carver and photographer Jack A. Williams, helps you release the inner spirit from tree bark in this new book. The natural beauty found in a piece of weathered cottonwood bark provides inspiration and direction to create something new and original each time. Inside, you'll find step-by-step instructions on carving a whimsical tree house, plus detailed advice on painting and finishing your carvings. You'll learn about the various species of cottonwood and their particular carving characteristics, plus tips on where to find your supplies. Learn the bark carving basics, tools, how to sketch your ideas, and so much more. Follow along with a series of detailed patterns of a variety of wood spirits and be guided through each step of the finishing process to gain a soft, touchable finish by using a unique combination of lacquers, waxes, shoe polish, and paint.
|Size||8.5" x 11" x .20"|
|Author||Jack A. Williams, Rick Jensen|
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