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This was carved into 1" thick basswood, about 1/4" of the background taken out with a #3 X 3/4" chisel. The entire lobster was wood burned around the edges to keep the red paint from bleeding into the background.

Painted with thinned acrylic paints. The background was painted with a thinned antique medium. Then the whole board was given a 'wash' with a mixture of mineral spirits and burnt umber oil paint.

A blue crab carving in the works now.
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Very cool! How will it be used? It looks like decor for a restaurant.

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Great carving! Like the color, looks really realistic.

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Very cool! How will it be used? It looks like decor for a restaurant.
Thanks. If I don't sell it, I'll add it to my inventory for a few craft fairs in 2013.

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wow, nice work. Looking forward to your next project. And maybe a little more detail about the finishing and the burnt edging to prevent the paint movement. Thank you
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wow, nice work. Looking forward to your next project. And maybe a little more detail about the finishing and the burnt edging to prevent the paint movement. Thank you
I took a three day carving class in Texas last winter. It was given by Fred & Elaine Stenman Stenman Studios - Home - unique blend of refief woodcarving and wood burning. They teach shallow relief carving (1/4" or less). wood burning and painting.
1. With the carving completed and sanded, I generally use a skew tip or a flat shader. I have a Colwood Wood Burner that I set the temp fairly high. Follow the edge of the carving making a 'seal' between the carving and background. Leave no unconnected burned line, paint will flow through.
2. I use Ceramcoat Acrylic paints, one the Stenmans use also. I thin the paint with water to the desired opacity, that's your call. With the lobster I brushed the carving with clear water first so when you paint it, there's more consistency-paint doesn't blotch. The one draw back with using this much water, it has a tendency to raise the grain of the wood.
3. Final finish - everybody has their favorite. This one I used MinWax satin lacquer spray, about four or five coats. Sanding with 400 grit sandpaper between coats.

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Thank you 4 sharing, I appreciate the insight/tips
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wow hard to believe that wood carving, has been wonderful.

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Like it. Great carving on the lobster, great attention to details and the mix of paints/colors.
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