Altered Art Wood Carving

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altered art wood carvingWhile talking with one of my editors at Fox Chapel Publishing he commented that he wanted something really new – a “not your grandfather’s wood carving”.  Well I about fell on the floor laughing as I know I am probably old enough to be his grandmother !!!  But I accepted the challenge, creating an altered art project and wanted to post my results.


The step-by-step and free pattern are posted here on – Altered Art Wood Carving Project.



altered art wood carving free pdf filePlus I have the PDF file created with three free patterns posted on my wood carving and pyrography pattern website – Art Designs Studio – for your free download.  You can’t miss it.  Scroll below the pattern thumbnails to find the download link.

The two projects I am showing mix relief wood carving, decoupage, altered book art, Zen Doodles, gold leaf work, and even uses metallic nail polish to create the final effect.  Completed you can bring these art styles together to make a three dimensional piece of modern art.




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Sepia Zen Doodle Bristol Board Fish

Altered Book Art

Altered Book Art using graphite pencil, India ink, and colored pencils over a page from an old law dictionary.


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Purple Lipstick Fish – Zen Doodle Stage

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Purple Lip Stick Fish – Gold Leaf Stage

Hope you have fun with this “not your grandfather’s wood carving” idea !!!! Snicker !!!!