Imagine a beautiful red rose. Now imagine carving that rose in wood. Impossible? Not with the techniques in this new book from award-winning flower carver Wanda Marsh.
Three projects - each incorporating new skills and techniques - are structured to guide you through the basics of flower carving. Learn to carve the simple, star-patterned petals of the morning glory, move on to the fringed petals of the hibiscus, then carve the delicate, nesting petals of the rose.
Each project includes:
- reference photos of the live flower
- full-size, ready-to-use patterns
- a list of common tools
- start-to-finish carving instruction
- step-by-step painting instruction
Wanda Marsh's name is well known in flower-carving circles. Her most recent carving awards include winning first, second and third place in the flower carving division at the 2000 International Woodcarvers Congress in Davenport, Iowa. A popular instructor, Wanda can be found teaching flower carving in her home state of Texas and at other locations across the country.