|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 04-17-2014 11:03 AM||1255 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
I had a lot of fun designing this simple “Paris” plaque! I wanted to make something that was ‘trendy’ and looked elegant, but wasn’t really difficult to cut.
The frame from this project could easily be used for just about anything. The flowing, abstract lines from it are easy to cut and very forgiving. It is a great way to practice turns and curves on the scroll saw!
The lettering is cut from 1/8” Baltic birch plywood, which makes it stronger and less likely to break. I then painted the letters and the Eiffel Tower silhouette with black acrylic paint.
For the colored background, I used some heavy card stock that I printed the pink two-toned stripe pattern on. Lately I have been really enjoying purchasing digital papers from Etsy and printing them as needed. This opened an entire new world of designing for me as well as for those who don’t like to paint. I used DecoArt Decou-page medium
I liked each version of this plaque – both the natural maple wood and the colored background. I thought I would go all out with the colored background and add some pretty crystal rhinestones on the frame as well. I chose a deep fuchsia color for them.
Oh – and for the final touch, I added a heart shaped crystal to dot the ‘i’ in the word “Paris”. It seemed to fit the project perfectly.
The pattern is available on my site. Thank you for looking! :)
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"