In this beginner wood carving tutorial video, Randy 'Madcarver' Stoner demonstrates how to transfer artwork from paper to a wood block for relief carving using two methods.
Method 1 uses a stylus to etch the design into your wood. This is a great option if you don't have carbon paper.
If you don't have a stylus, and you'd like to use carbon paper instead, go to Method 2 - Timestamp: [4:21]
Supplies Needed - Timestamp: [0:23]
- Metal Stylus with Metal Ball-Point at the Tip
- Artwork for Transfer
- Block of Wood You'll Be Using for Carving
- Carbon Paper
Step 1 - Timestamp: [0:45]
- Place your pattern or artwork over your wood carving block
- You can hold it in place or tape it in place if you have tape handy
Step 2 - Timestamp: [1:08]
- Go over the carving pattern with your metal stylus
- This will etch the design into your wood block
- Make sure you've made an indentation for every line
Step 3 - Timestamp: [3:07]
- Take your pencil and trace the groove in the wood
- This will give you enough detail to start carving
- Begin carving!
Method 2 - Timestamp: [4:21]
- Tape your artwork on one side to the wood block as shown
- Slide your carbon paper underneath, so it's sandwiched between the artwork and the wood block
- Trace over the artwork with the metal stylus or the pencil
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