DVD Carving Santa Ornaments - Gargac

DVD Carving Santa Ornaments 

Carve an Old World Santa ornament combining two styles of wood carving. The face is carved in traditional full relief, and the beard and areas around the hat are carved in a pierced relief fashion. This adds texture and interest, creating negative space also adds dimension and lends a nice flow to the carving. The small size of this project also cuts down on the investment of time and is a great way to build your confidence in creating realistic facial features before committing to larger carvings. In this project special attention is paid to the details of the carving process enabling the viewer to readily understand and grasp the carving techniques. Carve along in this easy to follow, step by step procedure, which will allow you to finish your Santa ornament right along with Mark. Starting with the  blank, to the roughing out of the ornament, then on to the intricate facial details, flowing hair, and beard. All aspects of the carving of the Santa ornament are covered. Also covered in full detail is finishing with a simple, but effective 4- step process, the final touches that will bring your Santa carving to life! Carving from blanks is an excellent experience in expanding your creativity levels. There are many variations that can be applied to these carvings, which are only limited by your imagination. The goal of this DVD is not only take you through a step by step carving instruction, but hopefully techniques learned, are further incorporated into each carvers individual styles to create pieces uniquely their own. The techniques learned in this DVD can also be used to carve ornaments in basswood egg turnings, dowels, blocks, walking sticks, and bark.