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Carve and paint a folk art masterpiece that will delight your family for generations to come. This book shows you how to create your own big in-the-round Noah's Ark to use as either a delightful children s toy or a functional art collectible. Professional wood carver Betty Padden reveals her easy layered techniques for transforming a major project into simpler, doable carvings, while adding a touch of whimsy along the way. A bonus pullout pattern pack provides full-size patterns for the Ark, Mr. & Mrs. Noah, 20 animals, and some fun accessories. Betty makes it all easy with a flood of step-by-step instructions, paint guides, easy paint blending techniques, and plenty of color photos.



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Betty Padden

Known for both her storytelling and woodcarving skills, Betty Padden brings magical celebration of nature alive in her holiday collections. Located in Auburn, Massachusetts, she and her husband Bob collaborated to make hand-carved signs for businesses around the country. Betty has been perfecting her fine are wood-carving skills since 1970. She credits her uncle Carl's mishievousness and love of nature as inspiration for her Santa Carls Tree Company woodcarvings, a community of elves that live in and around Christmas tree farms.



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