Shallow Relief Carvings, Autumn Mushrooms

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Project by woodjewelry posted 1399 days ago 1589 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having been in the woods picking mushrooms, I was inspired to make these simple shallow relief carvings. Here is a simple project anyone can do, all you need is some square scraps, I used black alder and a couple of carving tools.

I initially sketched the image on the blocks with a pencil and cut in the outlines with a V tool. Some (very little) relief was ten given. The colours are from my kid watercolour paints. The finish is Tung oil and wax.

They are very easy to do, take less than an hour each and would make a great weekend project.

-- Mark, Lithuania,

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#1 posted 1397 days ago

I like the coloring effect on these. They would make a great ‘grouping’ in a kids room.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#2 posted 1397 days ago

The paint effect is real easy to do, just use thin washes of watercolours.

-- Mark, Lithuania,

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#3 posted 1395 days ago

these are so cool !

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 1395 days ago

Interesting carvings! The third and sixth ‘shrooms look suspiciously like Amanita Muscaria. Careful, now!

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#5 posted 1394 days ago

Very nice Mark, they look like tiles.

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