|Project by mpounders||posted 11-21-2011 05:53 PM||1260 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
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