Experimental Banknote Scroll and Sculpted Centipede

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I’ve been working to learn “scrolls” lately – here’s a practice for a William Henry knife. In the second image, I’m beginning to excavate for the spots where gold will be inlaid.

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Since this will be a hybrid between my usual sculpting and standard scroll technique, I’m not certain how this will turn out – hence, the practicing…

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Sculpting the hidden centipede, and inlaying gold in the legs and antennae.

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Laying in lots more gold. I hope this ends up working… The cutting isn’t the difficulty, it’s the scroll designing that is kicking my butt!

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Finished up the three steps of background removal today, first with a graver, 2nd with carbide bur, and third by stippling the background. Tomorrow, shading….

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The scroll experiment is finished! Not too bad, although I’m not completely pleased with the design. But, it appears I can mix sculpted bugs with banknote engraving and get away with it!

Thanks for looking!

Tom Sterling

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