Janet Bolyard's mission is to inspire you to be creative, have fun, and to keep the art of soap carving alive.--Carol Heppner "Leading Creative Pathways "
From the Back Cover
GOOD CLEAN FUN!
DISCOVER THE FINE ART OF CARVING SOAP with this comprehensive guide. Fun and easy to learn, soap carving is both a perfect craft for beginners and an ideal practice medium for advanced carvers. Complete Guide to Soap Carving shows you everything you need to get started, from choosing and preparing soap to handling carving tools and making basic cuts. Woodcarving teacher Janet Bolyard provides 26 step-by-step projects that guide you through all major carving techniques, including caricature, relief, carving in the round, and even chip carving. Projects range from simple keepsakes to soap-on-a-rope figurines and sophisticated Thai soap flowers.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL SOAP CARVINGS!
- 26 step-by-step projects—from simple bathtub toys to elaborate soap sculptures
- Basic introduction to soap carving for absolute beginners
- Expert advice & sophisticated techniques for accomplished artists
- Learn carving techniques that will last a lifetime—caricature, relief, chip carving, carving in the round, and more
"Janet Bolyard . . . has done much to promote soap carving amongst the younger crowd"
—THE CARVERS' COMPANION
"What a great book! . . . It has inspired me to get a bar and start carving away"
AUTHOR AND INTERNATIONAL WOODCARVER'S CONGRESS (IWC) AWARD WINNER
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