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Irish Blessing

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    AvatarMitchell Lang
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    I carved this on a 16″ flat plate purchased from Marty. The sun symbol is gilded with 23K gold leaf and the letters are painted with artist’s acrylic. I applied a light gel stain (General Finishes New Pine, which doesn’t require a barrier coat) and a wiping varnish topcoat (General Finishes Arm-R-Seal) around the gold and letters with a thin brush.

    Thank you Marty for the inspiration, detailed lessons, and terrific tools & supplies.

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    #100012507
    Norbert RiediNorbert Riedi
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    Very well done! Thanks for showing. In my opinion the typeface (Uncial?) goes very well with what “Irish Blessing” kind of associates commonly.

    #100012508
    AvatarMitchell Lang
    Participant

    Thank you Norbert for your kind words. The font is “Testament” (https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/canadatype/testament/), a combination of Uncial and Roman capitals.

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    Marty LeenhoutsMarty Leenhouts
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    Mitch, Fantastic lettering and finishing! I love the results you got on this plate.

    Congratulations. I hope many chip carvers are inspired when they see your carving.

    #100012514
    Marty LeenhoutsMarty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Mitch, Fantastic lettering and finishing! I love the results you got on this plate.

    Congratulations. I hope many chip carvers are inspired when they see your carving.

    #100012515
    Marty LeenhoutsMarty Leenhouts
    Keymaster

    Mitch, Fantastic lettering and finishing! I love the results you got on this plate.

    Congratulations. I hope many chip carvers are inspired when they see your carving.

    #100012530
    Neil McGuireNeil McGuire
    Participant

    Hi Mitch, as Marty said, excellent job on the lettering. I have more difficulty with lettering than any other chip carving skill.

    #100012544
    AvatarMitchell Lang
    Participant

    Thanks Neil. It’s taken me a long time to get decent results on letters, especially outside curves where the grain direction changes. The key for me is using a Lazy Susan and keeping it turning , as Marty shows. (That plus a lot of practice.)

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