CARVING AND PAINTING A HUMMINGBIRD
The two slide shows below will take you Step By Step through the process of carving, then painting, a hummingbird.
Carving Your Hummingbird! Carve a Hummingbird with simply a knife. Materials that you need will be a piece of Basswood measuring 6" Long x 2-1/2" High x 1" thick. The direction of the grain will run in the 6" direction. You will also need Superglue (thick or gel is my preference), Wood Filler and Sandpaper (120 and 220 grit). The below pictures are meant to serve as a visual guideline of the steps involved. The bird below is ready for light final sanding and painting. I have not applied any wood filler around the wings so the pictures of assembly are clearer. For a Full Size Pattern that you can print click HERE
Painting Your Hummingbird!
IDEAS FOR MOUNTING YOUR HUMMINGBIRD
Here are a few pictures of hummingbirds I did over the years to give you ideas on how to mount and display your new creation. These are but a few of the Hummingbirds that I have done over the years. Be Creative and find a mount that you enjoy and that you feel works best for your carving!
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