A good friend and I were doing one of our very frequent Think Tanks (sounds better than just talking) and we wanted to do something a little different than just typical scroll saw fretwork style cuttings. Basically we came up with an idea to make typical fretwork a bit more exciting. Simply by overlaying shaped pieces of wood on top of a portrait style piece of fretwork. We decided that I would come up with a pattern and She would do the hard work of cutting them out and making the pieces, the following two pictures are the results of our “Think Tank”
This one is a pattern by “Grandpa” Paul from the “Free 4 all Scroll Saw Patterns” website. We simply added definition to the cliff to make it POP by overlaying different types of wood sincethe cliff is a prominent feature in this pattern. My friend did an excellent job of cutting the pattern out and bringing the piece to it’s conclusion. This was our second attempt at the new found style of overlayed portrait making.
Below is our first attempt. We were simply trying to make a unique pattern for a friend of her’s as a house warming present. Yes he is a male!
It was a lot of fun collaborating with my friend on these projects, I’m sure we will be doing many more.
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