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Project by mpounders posted 11-21-2011 05:53 PM 1147 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, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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#1 posted 11-21-2011 08:04 PM

beautiful work Mike

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 08:47 PM

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

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 09:03 PM

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

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

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 09:04 PM

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 11-21-2011 10:36 PM

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 11-22-2011 03:32 AM

Beautifully done Mike

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#7 posted 11-22-2011 03:52 AM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 11-22-2011 09:22 AM

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#9 posted 11-22-2011 12:50 PM

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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