Saturday, July 15, 2023

Slide of the Month Extra - Philmont Indian Writings

August 2023

Time to make: 3 hours

Finishing: 1 hour

Original design:  Philmont / Bill Macfarlane

Indian writings camp is one of the oldest camps on the ranch. To me this is one of the most fascinating camps because of the archaeological digs around the petrographs. (But then again, history is fascinating to me anyway.) At this camp there are many things that can be learned like atlatl throwing which I'd also like to try.

I tried to make this slide a few times but I've never been happy with the results of my attempts to carve the writings. In the end, I carved and painted the background then added the writings using waterslide paper. I finished it off with a couple of coats of poly

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