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Holiday Lights Damask Christmas Ornaments

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 11-29-2014 02:56 PM 1725 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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! :)


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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majuvla

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#1 posted 11-29-2014 04:35 PM

Those are extraordinary ornaments!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 11-29-2014 04:36 PM

Thank you very kindly, Ivan. :)

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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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 05:18 PM

Beautiful! I’m always in awe of your ability with the scrollsaw.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Ken90712

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 07:54 PM

As always great work! You are one with your machine.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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CFrye

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#5 posted 11-30-2014 12:28 AM

Beautiful ‘lights’, Sheila!

-- God bless, Candy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 11-30-2014 12:36 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments. I love this type of cutting. It is not difficult and very relaxing. I am glad you enjoyed seeing them. :)

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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grosa

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#7 posted 12-01-2014 01:36 AM

Very kool. Awesome job.

-- Have a great day.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 12-01-2014 01:04 PM

Thank you so much! :)

-- 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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nitewalker41

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 05:43 PM

To say the least “YOU HAVE DONE YOURSELF PROUD”, really super nice !

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 12-03-2014 06:17 PM

That is very nice of you to say that, Nitewalker. Thank you! :)

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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Roger

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#11 posted 12-06-2014 12:44 AM

Wow Sheila! Those are cool. You could sure save on electric with these lights.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 12-06-2014 12:47 AM

Thanks, Roger! They are so much fun to cut! :) I love doing the Damask style stuff!

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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