Neat technique.....nobody could ever
To put it bluntly, I couldn't care less about what others might think about what might be considered allowed or not allowed. I look at my efforts as 'sculpture' not necessarily woodcarvings. Wood is just one of the mediums I use. Granted, it might be the main one but it will never be the only one. If I can come up with a way to enhance the look that I'm after that might be made from materials other than wood I'll certainly check it out to see if it will work. As for my entering my pieces into competition I've never had any problems. Quite the contrary, they must be considered acceptable as they've managed to win their share of awards against the stiffest competitors. That makes me feel especially good as the judges recognize that pushing the envelope is not something we should shy away from. Naturally, there are those old mossbacks that continue to profess there is only one, true road that everyone should follow. To those I say "Bunk!" Get the hell out of my way!