Butterfly Plaque

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After an absence of several months, I’m back in the workshop. When I saw this pattern of Sheila Landry’s ( 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

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#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.

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#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

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

Lovely, Anna.

-- God bless, Candy

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

Incredible precise srolling. Beautiful motive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#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

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

Beautifully done Anna.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Mark Wilson

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#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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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

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


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

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

Great job, as usual !!!

-- Retired and lovin it

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#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.

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#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

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

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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

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#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

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#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...

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

Thank you Bud.

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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