Calling all woodcarvers! Now you can make caricature pins and bolos now that they are as much fun to carve as they are to wear and give as gifts. Gary Batte offers 65 patterns that are ready to carve with color photographs of completed pieces, step-by-step instructions, and even painting advice. There are only a few tools needed. Batte is recognized in the carving community for his unique and creative caricatures. He had designed caricature pins and bolos to convey that same humor in a smaller size, perfect for men and women to wear. These beautifully designed pins and bolos are great for any occasion and are perfectly proportioned to wear on a jacket, blouse, cap, or scarf. A Christmas mouse wears Santa's cap before rummaging through gifts, an Easter chick hatches from a vividly colored egg, and a heartbroken Valentine beams with joy. Perfect for beginners and fun for experts, there are only a few tools necessary for these projects. Many of the pins and bolos may be carved with just a knife. Gouges can be used to create finer features. These projects are guaranteed to put a grin on people's faces. A happy-go-lucky frog, a smiling Santa, a laughing clown, and dozens more!
Gary Batte is well-known in carving circles for his fun-loving caricatures. Now, he brings that same carved humor to a smaller format - caricature pins and bolos.
Perfectly sized to wear on a jacket or hat, these cleverly designed pins and bolos are ideal for any occasion. A Christmas mouse dons Santa's hat before snooping through presents; an Easter chick breaks out of a brightly colored egg; a lovesick Valentine smiles at his heart's delight .
Carving notes and painting tips plus a color photo of the finished piece accompany each pattern. Gary also includes detailed instruction on basic pin making and basic bolo making. Start today on caricature pins and bolos that are as fun to carve as they are to give.
- Quick and easy to make - The majority of the pins and bolos in this book can be made in less than half an hour.
- Only a few tools required - A knife is all you'll need to carve many of the pins and bolos; gouges can be used to add finer details.
- Perfect for any skill level - Carve as much or as little detail as your skills allow.
- Guaranteed to bring smiles - No one can resist a happy-go-lucky frog, a winking Santa, a fun-loving clown or any of the 56 other caricature pins and bolos presented here.
Gary Batte has been making people chuckle for years over his caricature carvings. A respected teacher and well-known competitor, Gary is a member of the Caricature Carvers of America, a group that is dedicated to promoting the art of caricature carving throughout the world. Gary is the author of Carving Crazy Critters and Carving Critters, Cowboys and Other Caricatures. He co-authored Carving the full Moon Saloon and Carving the CCA Circus.
*65 hilarious projects *With illustrations and step-by-step instructions * Perfect for beginners *Each project makes a great gift *Each can be worn!