Carving Undercover Santas: 13 Projects in Wood with Patterns and Painting Instructions (Fox Chapel Publishing) Carve Santa in Disguise as a Policeman, Fireman, Lifeguard, Coach, Librarian, and More
Paperback – October 14, 2019
Make Santa a part of your home decor all year long!
- 13 projects for wooden carvings of Santa in his various off-season disguises
- Step-by-step instructions to carve and paint 7 of the projects
- Santa is disguised as a fireman, lifeguard, sport coach, policeman, and more
- Author Russell Scott is a skilled wood carving artist known for his Santa caricatures
He's always watching, but have you ever wondered how? While incognito, of course!
Carving Undercover Santas features 13 projects for woodcarvings of Santa Claus in disguise, along with templates, step-by-step instructions, and painting tips. Create Santa as a friendly librarian, toy store manager, park ranger, basketball coach, mailman, and more!
After the included primer on woodcarving safety and painting tips, get started with seven detailed step-by-step projects, followed by six illustrated progression projects. Each undercover Santa pattern includes a materials list for painting and finishing, as well as front, back, right side, and left side caricature views, so you get a 360-degree feel for each project.
Author Russell Scott is an award-winning woodcarving artist and instructor that is known for his distinctive style of caricature Santa carving.
With Carving Undercover Santas, you can create jolly St. Nick in his many off-season disguises and make him a part of your family's décor—not just at Christmas, but all year long!
About the Author
Russell Scott signed up for his first wood carving class in 1999 through community education and loved it from the start. His first teacher assigned six carving projects in the eight week class using hand tools only and a wide selection of woods (basswood, catalpa, red cedar, butternut, aspen, and pine). The final class project was a Santa Claus figure. Russ thought his first Santa carving was a masterpiece.
Since that time he has taken many carvings classes from a wide range of instructors (locally and nationally), studied books, videos, and carving magazines. He has carved and consulted with other woodcarvers through the years from whom he learned many techniques and methods for carving, painting, and finishing. He has developed his own style of carving and specializes in carving human figures, especially Santa Claus.
Each carving is done entirely by hand, carved free-form from a model that Russ has developed using computer software and drawings. After carving each character, it is painted to enhance the image. He carves mostly in basswood and cottonwood bark. His carvings have received awards at carving shows, county and state fairs, and national carving contests. He is a member of several professional carving organizations. He also teaches woodcarving classes and has written several instructional wood carving books and created videos which can be viewed on YouTube.