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Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark : Releasing Woodspirits and Whimsical Dwellings in Found Wood - Rick Jensen

Illustrated Guide to Carving Tree Bark

Releasing Woodspirits and Whimsical Dwellings in Found Wood

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9781565232181
Number Of Pages: 72

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In medieval times, shepherd peasants believed that a spirit dwelled deep within each tree. If a shepherd carved a face into the wood, the spirit would be released and good luck would be bestowed upon the carver. Award-winning carver Rick Jensen -- with the help of carver/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 house and a tree, 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 from the artist how to sketch out your ideas before carving or follow along with a series of detailed patterns of a variety of wood spirits. You'll 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. Book jacket.

About the Authorsp. iv
Introduction: Why I Carve Barkp. 1
Gallery of Bark Carvingsp. 2
About Cottonwood Barkp. 17
Bark Carving Basicsp. 21
Carving a Whimsical Housep. 29
Carving Tree Bark in the Roundp. 59
Finishing Bark Carvingsp. 62
Patternsp. 68
Sources for Cottonwood Barkp. 75
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ISBN: 9781565232181
ISBN-10: 1565232186
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.23  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.35