LumberJocks

Butterfly Plaque

  • Advertise with us
Project by Celticscroller posted 04-05-2016 02:52 AM 1052 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Butterfly Plaque
Butterfly Plaque No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

After an absence of several months, I’m back in the workshop. When I saw this pattern of Sheila Landry’s (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLDK660) I just had to make it into a plaque. It reminded me of a quote I came across. I resized the pattern in order to fit the 1.5 inch photo frame I had into which I inserted a butterfly photo I had taken. I used basswood backed with a veneer (don’ know what the wood is in the veneer) and woodburned the lettering. I used Danish oil for the finish with a couple of coats of spray lacquer.
Thanks for looking.

-- Anna, Richmond BC





15 comments so far

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

7576 posts in 2487 days


#1 posted 04-05-2016 03:45 AM

Beautiful Anna. The veneer might be sapele, not sure.
You really have to try marquetry. You would excell.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1257 posts in 1763 days


#2 posted 04-05-2016 03:59 AM

Thanks Paul. I’m thinking of doing some marquetry on the pedestal if a bust I’m carving. That’s the plan anyway :)

-- Anna, Richmond BC

View CFrye's profile

CFrye

9489 posts in 1529 days


#3 posted 04-05-2016 04:33 AM

Lovely, Anna.

-- God bless, Candy

View majuvla's profile

majuvla

10504 posts in 2557 days


#4 posted 04-05-2016 06:03 AM

Incredible precise srolling. Beautiful motive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View Handtooler's profile

Handtooler

1438 posts in 1822 days


#5 posted 04-05-2016 06:12 AM

Absolutely magnificent! You are a wonderful scroll saw artist, and the selection of subject quote for a plaque is really out-of-this-world.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

View Druid's profile

Druid

1527 posts in 2485 days


#6 posted 04-05-2016 06:37 AM

Beautifully done Anna.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

View Mark Wilson's profile

Mark Wilson

2004 posts in 753 days


#7 posted 04-05-2016 08:33 AM

That’s fabulous. The photo is the bling that sets it apart. You’re really cooking with some mental gas, there.

-- Mark

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

9185 posts in 2609 days


#8 posted 04-05-2016 09:38 AM

Oh, it is beautiful! I love the wood burning and the saying! :D

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"

View americancanuck's profile

americancanuck

328 posts in 2299 days


#9 posted 04-05-2016 10:07 AM

Great job, as usual !!!

View Roger's profile

Roger

20867 posts in 2494 days


#10 posted 04-05-2016 01:37 PM

Very intricate, and very beautiful. I like the darker wood background also. Fantastic scrolling.

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

View kepy's profile

kepy

293 posts in 1963 days


#11 posted 04-05-2016 01:51 PM

Beautifully done as usual. Have you tried colored backing? The colors in the background of your photo would be spectacular as background for the cutting.

-- Kepy

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

26749 posts in 2556 days


#12 posted 04-05-2016 03:42 PM

This is a beautiful plaque and a wonderful pattern. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1257 posts in 1763 days


#13 posted 04-05-2016 04:44 PM

Thank you all for your very kind comments. It’s good to be back at the scroll saw!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

View Bud_3's profile

Bud_3

809 posts in 914 days


#14 posted 04-05-2016 11:33 PM

Inspired project and words of course!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1257 posts in 1763 days


#15 posted 04-06-2016 03:32 AM

Thank you Bud.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com