I’m Michael Tyler and for more than 8 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks, to snow sledges and cheeseboards.
Did you know there are already more than 80 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month? Each zipped project includes the files relating to the project as well as a comprehensive PDF guide that covers all the key steps help you complete your project - including tips on materials, tooling and finishes. Since 2018 free projects also come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.
This fun project is intended to inspire you to make a face! A Tree Face, that is. The included project files have eyes, nose and a mustached mouth ready to carve, as well as a couple customizable files to get you started. You can make your own models in Aspire using photos of faces found on the internet as a reference. Photos are imported into Aspire, vectors drawn and the shapes are made from the vectors. You can use Aspire’s Sculpting Tools to blend, smooth and add some details. (That’s what I did.)
The overall finished dimensions are about:
7" x 9"
If you go ahead and create this project, then it would be great to see a photo of your finished piece over on the Vectric Forum. Alternatively feel free to email us a picture of your finished piece at firstname.lastname@example.org.
which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?
Versions 8.5+ of the software
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