|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 11-29-2014 02:56 PM||1698 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
I created this ornament pattern with several finishing options in mind. When one thinks of “holiday lights”, many things can come to mind: bright jewel-toned lights in an array of strong colors, soft, pastel tones to cast a gentle glow, or even a monotone color theme, to match a certain theme or holiday. I honestly cant decide which one I liked best!
The sample ornaments were scroll sawn out of 3/16” solid maple and 1/8” Baltic birch. I left the maple ornaments their natural color and finished them with some spray lacquer. I love the beautiful, rich glow it gives the wood, allowing its natural grain to show through!
The coloured ornaments were painted using DecoArt acrylic paints and made from the birch plywood. They also look nice and I made two color schemes – brights and pastels.
I stack-cut three layers when cutting the ornaments, making them fast and easy, as the extra layers offered just the perfect resistance for cutting. The pretty Damask style design is both beautiful and forgiving of any little ‘boo-boos’ that you may make too! All the ornaments are finished off with beautiful crystal hot-fix rhinestones. They shine from them catches the eye and enhances them wonderfully.
I hope you like them. Thanks 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"