Card box, chip carved & painted

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Project by MyChipCarving posted 03-11-2015 12:42 AM 1081 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another carver inspired me to do some creative finishing when I saw his work at one of my recent classes.
I’ve never done this in 30 years of chip carving. I don’t know why it took me so long! I used metallic acrylics from Hobby Lobby. The card box is basswood and is available in the My Chip Carving Store.
If you’d like to learn how to carve and paint this box, sign up for a Platinum Membership HERE. I made one video on how to do the carving and another video that will be released in April on how to do the painting.
Thanks for looking.

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#1 posted 03-11-2015 02:18 AM

Carving is difficult. Nice job.

-- Lazor's Woodshop

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#2 posted 03-11-2015 02:27 AM

Very nice job. If you think that’s hard to color it like this, try gold leafing. That’ll make your day. lol

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 03-11-2015 02:44 AM

Very nice carving and not easy to do…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 03-11-2015 09:57 AM

This looks very nice with the used colors.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 10:21 AM

I like the use of the color. Nice job.

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 02:08 PM

Marty, that is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 03-11-2015 11:20 PM

I’m always amazed by your carving skills. What an incredible card box! Thank you for sharing it with us.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#8 posted 03-12-2015 01:48 AM

Thanks, all, for your encouragement and positive comments!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#9 posted 03-12-2015 11:25 AM

Nice carving, beautiful design. I don’t know if I like the painted look. But very nice anyway.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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#10 posted 03-12-2015 11:46 AM

Yes, some like the painted look and some not. Personal preference similar to stained or not.
I rather like the variety of giving it this look and think it has its place. Not that I’ll paint all of my carvings, but when I’m looking for a little pizzazz, maybe I’ll bust out the acrylics.
Thanks for looking and your thoughts!

-- Marty,, 866-444-6996

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#11 posted 03-12-2015 12:49 PM

Adding a bit of paint/stain to your fine and crispy chip carvings even make your chip carvings pop more. You are the chip carving king for sure, Marty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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