Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Triple Roses, buds and leaves melon carving ~ Fruit and Vegetable Carving.
I am continuing with my carving classes and the theme this term has been carving roses . Starting with simple carrort roses which progressed to roses on potatoes, apples, radishes and also squash. The different textures of fruit and vegetables give different results and all are fun and interesting to carve as you can also get a combination of colours depending on the fruit or vegetable you use.
Having tried many of these fruits and vegetables , I have now attempted to carve larger fruits such as melons. These are particularly good as you can combine flowers, buds and leaves and make beautiful carvings.
These are my 1st attempts as creating a multiple rose, bud and leaves combination on a melon. Although I have a very long way to go to get a professional and polished finish I am really enjoying the beauty of the carvings.
You can get ideas of how to do these carvings by watching this video, although the video is showing a melon carving the basic principle is the same and as a learner it is easier to carve these roses on smaller vegetables such potato and pumpkin.
Here are more detailed videos.
Rose melon carving part 1
Rose melon carving part 2
Fruit and vegetable carving can produce really pretty garnishes and simple decorations. It does not need any specialist tools , just a simple sharp knife.
If you want to have ago check this link out for a beginners videos.
To purchase a simple basic carving knife click on the below amazon links to purchase.
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