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Carving a Rose Appliqué – Episode 1

This episode covers the separation and rough shaping of the petals of a rose. Learn a neat "by the numbers" trick to keep your design organized to make sure you end up with an accurate, natural-looking shape.

2017-03-28T12:44:52-04:00 February 4th, 2015|

Carving a Cartouche – Episode 5

This is the fifth and final episode in "Carving a Cartouche," Part 3 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series. This episode shows how to finish the details and make the dramatic undercuts to complete this wonderful piece.

2017-07-07T11:17:31-04:00 January 13th, 2015|

Carving a Cartouche – Episode 4

This is the fourth of five episodes in "Carving a Cartouche," Part 3 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series. This episode shows how to finish many of the details including making the texture marks in the "shell" detail and carving the "Philadelphia Peanut" or kidney shape with an acanthus leaf inside.

2017-07-07T11:21:10-04:00 January 7th, 2015|

Carving a Philadelphia Cartouche – Episode 3

This is the third of five episodes in "Carving a Philadelphia Cartouche," Part 3 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series. This episode shows how to carve the curled leaf at the top and how to detail several more c-scrolls towards the base of the cartouche.

2017-07-07T11:25:44-04:00 December 31st, 2014|

Carving a Philadelphia Cartouche – Episode 2

This is the second of five episodes in "Carving a Philadelphia Cartouche," Part 3 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series. This episode shows the technique of shaping several c-scrolls and begins to define many of the decorative elements in the cartouche.

2017-07-07T11:53:53-04:00 December 24th, 2014|

Carving a Philadelphia Cartouche – Episode 1

This is the first of five episodes in "Carving a Cartouche," Part 3 of the "Philadelphia Highboy" series. This episode shows how to lower the overall surface around the "kidney" shape, and how to start identifying and locating the specific details in the carving.

2017-07-07T11:53:38-04:00 December 17th, 2014|