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Self-Framing "Paris" Plaque

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-17-2014 11:03 AM 1818 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"





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489tad

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 11:15 AM

Very nice.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 12:02 PM

Thank you, Dan! :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 04-17-2014 12:54 PM

Beautiful work. That softer pink color works very nicely with the maple. Great design too.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 04-17-2014 12:56 PM

Thank you Kaleb! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 04-17-2014 01:02 PM

This is an eye catcher. For some reason it takes me to Paris. Beautifully done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 04-17-2014 01:03 PM

Thank you as well, Dave. The ‘pink’ and ‘Paris’ just seemed to go together. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 04-17-2014 02:20 PM

Nice Sheila,
I truly admire your scroll saw skills.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#8 posted 04-17-2014 02:22 PM

Nice work, Sheila. The lines would have to be very forgiving for my scroll saw skill level.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 04-17-2014 02:25 PM

Thank you Paul and Martyn. They are really forgiving. The lettering is a bit harder, but not difficult really. I appreciate your comments a great deal. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#10 posted 04-17-2014 02:55 PM

I like this Sheila you always do such great work.

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#11 posted 04-17-2014 04:53 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job and thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 04-17-2014 05:36 PM

Hello Sheila

A nice scrollsaw work

I like it and thanks for Paris

I don’t live in Paris but this town represente France all over the world

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 04-17-2014 06:12 PM

Crisp, Clean, Very Beauitful!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 04-17-2014 06:30 PM

Thank you again everyone very much. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#15 posted 04-18-2014 06:09 AM

Your plaque made me want to back to Paris again!
I love your plaque and I love Paris.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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