Synopses & Reviews
Turn your favorite fretwork pattern into something special with the techniques inside this new book from veteran scroll saw artist and designer Marilyn Carmin. First, review your basic fretwork skills with tips, exercises and patterns to hone your skills. Then move on to learning scroll saw relief techniques. You'll find more tips and techniques plus patterns for relief scrolling and relief/fret combination scrolling. Your resulting masterpieces will showcase beautiful scroll saw work and layers of relief.
Scroll saw artists, with the help of the breakthrough techniques described in this guide, can create 3-D landscapes and portraits that look stunningly realistic. The basic techniques are thoroughly described, and dozens of examples are illustrated and patterned. Even novice woodworkers can, with the help of this guide, produce remarkable objects, and experienced craftsmen will be able to add a new dimension to their work.
Turn your favorite fretwork pattern into something special with the techniques found in this book. Features tips and ready-to-use patterns for more than 70 stunning projects!
About the Author
Born and raised in southern California, Marilyn became interested in both art and nature at an early age. Her first blue ribbon was awarded for a kindergarten finger painting. As her skills developed, shoe found that the foundation for most of her art is wildlife. Over the years, Marilyn has worked with many different mediums but continually finds herself drawn to wood. The scroll saw has given Marilyn the perfect opportunity to combine her art with wood. Marilyn and her husband, Garth, currently reside in the Pacific Northwest - an area full of inspiration.
Table of Contents
About the Author iv Part 1: Relief Cutting 1 Gallery and Technique 1 Patterns 8 Part 2: Fret Cutting 40 Gallery and Technique 40 Patterns 45 Part 3: Combining Relief and Fret 79 Gallery and Technique 79 Patterns 84