I have been busy the last few days working on some designs for the next couple of projects, so I haven’t posted much. I have been running the Carvewright a bit. One of my current tasks is to generate a few carvings for saint Peter’s to sell at their Holiday Art & Craft Show Festival.
I downloaded a few free images from some different sites on the web and I have been running test carvings. The first one shown here is a baby’s hand wrapped around an adult’s finger. It was carved into poplar, but the contrast in the grain really drew the eye away from the carving itself. I cut some acrylic paint in half with water and did a wash across the fingers until the grain had faded, then added a white border.
The next one is the same image, but smaller and carved into cherry. I had hoped the coloring would be closer to skin.
The last one shown here is a carving of the holy family in maple. I think it turned out pretty good. Hardly any grain to take away from the image. The maple shows the shadows a bit better than the walnut did on the last supper carving.
I am not sure yet how I want to trim and finish these, but I will keep experimenting.