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Santa Showcase: Celebrate the Season with 24 Patterns from the Best of Woodcarving Illustrated (Woodcarving Illustrated Books)by Woodcarving Illustrated
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Santa Showcase Celebrate the Season with Santa... Whether you're a beginner or you've been carving for years, Santa Showcase will have you celebrating the holiday season with your very own handcrafted Santa. As the best and most popular Santa projects from the past 10 years of Woodcarving Illustrated, these 24 patterns and four step-by-step projects represent the craftsmanship and good cheer of carving's top artists and deliver all the information and inspiration you'll need for success. Inside Santa Showcase, you'll find: *A history of Santa Claus along with an inspiring gallery of carvings depicting his different images throughout the world *Four easy-to-follow tutorials with accompanying patterns *20 additional Santa patterns-from the classic to the whimsical- representing the best of Woodcarving Illustrated *Expert finishing tips and techniques to make your Santa shine *Reprinted for the first time, the "cover" Santa created by David Sabol for the sold-out, premiere issue of Woodcarving Illustrated - now an out-of-print and valuable collector's item. This jolly collection features Santa carvings and patterns from acclaimed artists such as David Sabol, Cyndi Joslyn, Jim Maxwell, Mike Shipley, Ross Oar, Art Shoemaker, Jim Farr, Wayne Shinlever, Gerald Sears, Tina Toney, and many more!
Celebrate the season with 20 patterns ranging from whimsical to classic and four step-by-step projects from the top carvers featured in Woodcarving Illustrated. As a bonus, the cover Santa from the premiere issue of Woodcarving Illustrated - out-of-print and now a collector's item - is included. Included are creative painting and finishing tips and a history of the origin of Santa.
24 of the best and most loved Santa patterns from the pages of Woodcarving Illustrated. Includes four step-by-step projects, finishing tips, and more.
These top Santa patterns featured in "Woodcarving Illustrated" provide readers with four step-by-step tutorials and 20 additional Santa patterns from today's top artists. With a history of the origin of Santa Claus, as well as the subtleties in Santa's appearance throughout different parts of the world, this crafter's companion includes stylistic carvings that range from whimsical caricatures to classic Kris Kringle depictions. An ideal holiday handbook, readers will also find painting and finishing tips to add creative and unique touches to each carving.
About the Author
Woodcarving Illustrated is a leading how-to magazine for woodcarvers of all skill levels, with a circulation of more than 65,000 readers.
Table of Contents
Preface.......iv The History of Santa....1 FINISHING TECHNIQUES Three Techniques to Highlight Your Carving by Kelley S. Stadelman 10 Painting Santa by Michele Carville-Stetson...12 STEP-BY-STEP DEMONSTRATIONS Santa and Rudolph by David Sabol...16 Quick and Easy Santa Ornaments by Cyndi Joslyn...26 Tramp Art Santa by Jim Maxwell...32 A Chimney Santa by Mike Shipley...38 PATTERNS Spiral Santa by Ross Oar...47 Basket Santa by Art Shoemaker...48 European Santa by Art Shoemaker...50 Apple Santa by Tina Toney...52 Olde World Santa by Joel Hull...53 Stackable Santa by John Rihcardson...56 Santa's Gift by Mark Klein...59 Biker Santa by Sue Madsen...62 Woodland Santa by Janet Clememns...65 Santa Egghead by Jim Farr...68 Father Christmas by Norb Hartmann...69 Lost in Thought by Wayne Shinlever...72 Santa Sprial by Lenard Watts...75 Egghead Santa by Jim Farr...76 Cowboy Santa by Gerald Sears...78 Christmas Past by Jim Willis...81 St. Nick Cane Topper by Phil Bishop...84 Tapestry Santa by Tina Toney...85 Santa Lamp Finial by Steve Brown...88 Happy Santa by Tina Toney...89
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