Carving a Rose Appliqué

2017-07-03T16:43:59-04:00 February 4th, 2015|

This is a brief introduction to "Carving a Rose Applique."

This lesson shows the process for carving a rose appliqué in deep relief.

  • Lesson Contents: 2 episodes; template, tool list, photo, and "by-the-numbers" diagram in Episode 1
  • Type of Wood: Basswood
  • Dimensions: 5-3/8"w x 5-7/8"h x 1"d
  • Tool List: 4mm v-chisel; 6mm v-chisel; #3, 6mm; #4, 14 mm; #5, 14mm; #6, 8mm; #8, 6mm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Casting Available: Having a 3-D reference is tremendously helpful and allows you to get an accurate assessment of the carving's size, shape, and depth.
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  1. Harry Thompson February 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Hi Mary,
    I’m getting ready to carve the rose. I have a question just to clarify the dimensions. Is the rose 1″ thick?

    • Mary May February 25, 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Harry,
      Yes, the rose is cut out of a 1″ board. When you’re finished, please add it to the student gallery!

  2. nicholas yearwood January 10, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    It’s a good experience for me I enjoy learning a new skill

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