Scrimshaw Techniques,
with Gallery of Contemporary Artists,
by Jim Stevens
Part Number: BOOK-ST
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The pages of this book are filled with tips, techniques and insights that both educate and demonstrate the steps to creating authentic and beautiful scrimshaw. An examination of ivory includes a wide range of alternative natural and man-made ivory substitutes, including bone, horn and nuts, Without questions, this is the most complete technical and aesthetic book ever written in the field. With over 200 color photos, this step-by-step guide addresses scrimshaw tools, patterns, inking and inlays.

Chapters include:
  • Brief history of the art form
  • Scrimshaw equipment
  • Scrimshaw canvas
  • Cutting, sanding and polishing
  • Care of ivory and miscellaneous tips
  • Making your own handles and points
  • Scrimshaw and inking ivory
  • Inlays and basing
  • Resources and appraisals
  • Scrimshaw gallery

Soft cover, 160 pages, 8-1/2" x 11" format, color images.

By Jim Stevens.
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