Carving Caricature Pins and Bolos: Step-By-Step Instructions and 59 Ready-To-Use Patterns (Paperback)
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Gary Batte is well-known in carving circles for his fun-loving caricatures. Now, he brings that same carved humor to a smaller format - caricature pins and bolos. Perfectly sized to wear on a jacket or hat, these cleverly designed pins and bolos are ideal for any occasion. A Christmas mouse dons Santa's hat before snooping through presents; an Easter chick breaks out of a brightly colored egg; a lovesick Valentine smiles at his heart's delight . Carving notes and painting tips plus a color photo of the finished piece accompany each pattern. Gary also includes detailed instruction on basic pin making and basic bolo making. Start today on caricature pins and bolos that are as fun to carve as they are to give. - Quick and easy to make - The majority of the pins and bolos in this book can be made in less than half an hour. - Only a few tools required - A knife is all you'll need to carve many of the pins and bolos; gouges can be used to add finer details. - Perfect for any skill level - Carve as much or as little detail as your skills allow. - Guaranteed to bring smiles - No one can resist a happy-go-lucky frog, a winking Santa, a fun-loving clown or any of the 56 other caricature pins and bolos presented here. Gary Batte has been making people chuckle for years over his caricature carvings. A respected teacher and well-known competitor, Gary is a member of the Caricature Carvers of America, a group that is dedicated to promoting the art of caricature carving throughout the world. Gary is the author of Carving Crazy Critters and Carving Critters, Cowboys and Other Caricatures. He co-authored Carving the full Moon Saloon and Carving the CCA Circus.