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8 Finishing

Sky, clouds, trees, hedges, grass - textures to be made with carving tools. Then the finishing: oil, wax or varnish? I've kept my rendition of the church very simple, almost ethereal, but you must follow your own inclinations here.

Before you hang your carving (whether you frame it or not) definitely study this video: Hanging Relief Carvings.

Comments:

| 23 January 2020 15:50

Lucas - Yes, I usually seal the wood all the way round, front, back and edges. However, because the back is against a wall, I normally seal that with a matt varnish and leave any oil or wax finish for the front, so no chance of marking the wall.

| 22 January 2020 19:34

Do you normally coat all the sides and back of the carving as well, with whatever you are finishing it with?

| 03 June 2019 16:21

Chris, a great lesson on giving the illusion of perception of depth. Awesome, love to see another one like this. This is a hard concept to grasp. You made it look easy. Thank you for the learning experience. I am glad I can go back and watch this again.

| 25 July 2015 16:02

Fantastic lesson in low relief carving Chris, in my opinion this one alone is worth the full years subscription!!Delighted to watch you in action. Will do my best to follow your example! Best wishes, Finbarr.

| 23 July 2015 15:42

Brilliant one this Chris. To obtain that much perspective illusion in only 6 or 7mm depth was an inspiration to watch. Carrie's close up work awesome. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope it raised a good contribution to the fund raising event.
Pete

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