Carved Holiday Plate

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Project by mpounders posted 1011 days ago 1070 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m carving a lot of things for a holiday bazaar coming up in about two weeks and I decided to try one of these plates. The design is from a Wood Carving Illustrated holiday design issue from a year or so back and it is a combination of intaglio and sunken-relief carving. I had to Googlr intaglio to learn that it is a form of incised carving that froms a reverse image, in that it could be used as a mold to create an object. The holly leaves surrounding the face are carved in this fashion. Relief carving normally means “relieveing” or removing the background from around the carved portion so that it stands out. Sunken relief is carved in and the background is left, a style seen in ancienr Egyptian carvings. See? Carving is fun AND educational! Happty Holidays to all!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#1 posted 1011 days ago

beautiful work Mike

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#2 posted 1011 days ago

Nice work Mike! I stick to in the round. Flat work drives me nuts.

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#3 posted 1011 days ago

ho ho ho…great looking santa…very nice mike…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 1011 days ago

Mike, this plate is beautiful. You are very talented.

-- 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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#5 posted 1011 days ago

Very cool, Looks great, good timing! I just got the book “Handcarved Christmas” and I plan on doing one for my daughter!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#6 posted 1011 days ago

Beautifully done Mike

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 1011 days ago

a really nice plate for those good cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 1010 days ago

Mike,very nice work !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.

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#9 posted 1010 days ago

Very nice plate carving. I find it very rewarding. Thanks for sharing.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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