Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook by Betty Padden

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Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook by Betty Padden

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Publisher’s Synopsis:
10 Skill Building Projects for Carving and Painting Custom Signs.

We use signs every day – to figure out which way to go, to know if a store is open or closed, to welcome guests, and to mark a room as belonging to someone special, just to name a few.

Thanks to author and woodcarving instructor b>Betty Padden hand-carving and painting wooden signs has been made approachable for anyone, regardless of skill level. Her designs and techniques in the Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook make it possible for even beginner woodcarvers to learn to carve and paint signs with the 10 skill-building projects. From leaking to carve simple cuts into a pre-made blank, to carving more intricate designs and finishing with elaborate painting, your skills will improve with each project. Specialized techniques such as creating custom lettering on a computer, gilding, and more are introduced in later projects. With this book, you will creating custom signs in no time, to give as gifts, or to add charm to your own home or business.


Projects included in this book:
  • CIRCA BOARD
    • Basics of laying out a sign
    • Woodcarving chisels and their use, care, and safety
    • Basic letter carving and Chip carving
    • Beginners painting techniques
  • WELCOME SIGN
    • Gluing and cutting a sign blank
    • Chip carving a more complex design
    • Painting a more complex image
  • HOUSE SIGN WITH APPLIED CAP AND MOLDING
    • Using a Computer to generate curved lettering
    • Chip carving a more Complex grouping
    • Painting a snore complex group of objects
    • Adding a raised cap and moulding detail
  • NOAH'S ARK
    • Carving a simple banner
    • Using different types of wood, in this case, basswood.
    • Using a power carver to shape and texture
    • Painting with traditional artist's oil paints
  • IRISH CLADDAGH SIGN
    • Carving a more difficult banner
    • Carving a complex raised piece
    • Applying 23-karat gold leaf
    • Using a smaltz Finish
  • THE NEXT LEVEL
    • Banner with a raised stein
    • Oval sign with duck
    • Cabin sign with birch log frame
    • Beach house sign
    • Indoor Christmas sign

1st edition, 2011, paperback, over 160 pages, full colour and clear instructions throughout, 21.6 x 28cm



Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook by Betty Padden
£14.99 EUR 18.48