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Carving a Halloween Ornament
I hope you enjoy carving my Halloween Ornament
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Start with a Basswood hen or goose egg, sand with fine sandpaper to obtain a smooth finish.
(You may wish to seal the wood before carving. It will control the grain raising when you apply the paint, but it isn't required.)
Carve using a V-tool (painting will take longer than the carving)
I used a 1/4" 60deg. V-tool.
Look at this and the finished ornament to understand how to carve the egg.
Be careful where the grain changes direction.
(at the largest diameter of the egg)
Wear your carving glove!
Paint the entire carving black; once that has dried well, use the side of a 3/8 or 1/2 in. wide flat brush to apply two or more coats of orange or red-orange.
The technique is similar to dry-brushing, but with a little more paint in the brush. Not too much or the orange will run into the V cuts.
Once dry, touch up any black as required and spray with Krylon clear acrylic spray.