To help celebrate completing my Carving the Acanthus Leaf book, I am giving away 5 different resin castings of several of the leaves I show how to carve in my book. For the next 5 weeks, I will be giving away a separate resin casting each week, starting October 25. Drawings will take place each Wednesday evening at midnight. Sign up HERE. You can only sign up once, and your name will stay in the list for a chance to win throughout the 5 weeks of the raffle.
Why a resin casting? Quite often, I make rubber molds and then make resin castings of woodcarvings that I have made. These are a great help when learning to carve so that you can refer to the actual shape, depth, and minute details that are often a challenge to see in photos or drawings. Take a look at the castings of carvings I currently sell on my online store that go with current video lessons to my online carving school. I plan on making more castings that go with lessons as I have more time… now that my book is finished.
The photos above show both original woodcarvings and also several resin castings. The raffle will be giving away only resin castings, and the following will be given away each week (shown in order in the photos above):
Chapter 5 (The Basic Leaf with a Twist)
Chapter 7 (The Rosette)
Chapter 8 (The Acanthus Leaf on a Cabriole Leg)
Chapter 13 (The Scandinavian Leaf)
Chapter 15 (The French Rococo)
I plan on having castings of all the leaves shown in my book available for purchase once the book is in print towards the end of November (Pre-Order Here and you can have a downloadable pdf of the entire book immediately).
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