By Lucille Crabtree
Intarsia is a craft of precision and artistry. an image is created by means of slicing out after which becoming jointly many items of another way coloured and textured woods, very like a jigsaw puzzle. those items are then rounded and formed separately, to create sensible contours and lend a three-d impact. whilst the items are varnished, outfitted jointly, and fixed onto a backboard, they make a fantastically polished, professional-looking piece. step by step, this e-book indicates you the way to make an intarsia teddy endure wall placing, excellent for a kid's bed room. The undertaking is perfect for somebody simply commencing to examine the paintings of intarsia, instructing uncomplicated strategies (from opting for your wooden to putting your complete piece) and displaying how one can take care of universal problems and pitfalls. additionally integrated are styles for a lady teddy endure and a dinosaur.
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