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Scroll Sawn Autumn Leaf Candle Tray and Charms Set

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-16-2010 01:30 PM 2358 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the newest piece that I have designed in my series of candle trays and embellishments which you can use with jar candles. The tray is scroll sawn and recessed to set the candle on. I then scroll sawed some leaf ‘charms’ to use as decorations with the ribbon at the top of the jar. For this piece, I decided to use DecoArt Staining and Antiquing medium, which is available where DecoArt products are sold, which you add to any acrylic paint to make a transparent stain that won’t raise the grain. I was extremely pleased with the result, as it offered sheer color and allowed the grain to show through. It is also very reasonably priced and has no odor and dries almost instantly. I also have shown the natural version of the tray, which was done in maple. I think if you have scraps of various exotic woods, it would be a beautiful way to create this too.

I show the process in detail, from drawing to final finish, in my last three blogs. I hope you like the project!

-- 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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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 07-16-2010 01:35 PM

sorry Sheila but it ain´t Autumn yet :—))
but still it´s beautyfull work you have made
thank´s for sharing it and the blog about it

Dennis

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 07-16-2010 01:37 PM

Oh, Dennis! You know I live in a time warp! Instead of ‘it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere’ my motto can be ‘it’s always autumn somewhere’ :)

Thanks for the nice comments. I am glad you like it!

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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#3 posted 07-16-2010 02:29 PM

Very neat project. I know some family members who would love something like this. Thank you very much for sharing and giving me gift ideas…..

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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joey

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#4 posted 07-16-2010 02:33 PM

That is just Wonderful, my wife would love that she make candles, do you sell the pattern for this project, or just the finished project? I really enjoy your work.

Joey

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio http://sleepydogwoodworking.blogspot.com/

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 07-16-2010 02:34 PM

Very good. Lovely shading to the leaves, Sheila

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 07-16-2010 02:37 PM

Joey, I will be selling the pattern very soon. On my next update for the site it will certainly be there (in a couple of weeks) If you want I can let you know when they are available. I am finishing up the writing on the packet today.

Thanks so much everyone. :)

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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hairy

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#7 posted 07-16-2010 03:52 PM

Very nice! I’ve got to start trying some scroll work.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#8 posted 07-16-2010 08:16 PM

These are beautiful, I know my wife will want me to make one or will it be several? She loves candles and they are often burning throughout the year. Are you designing these in a seasonal packet? If so I would be interested.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Hacksaw007

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#9 posted 07-16-2010 08:24 PM

This is a very nice piece. I will have to try it after you bring it out. Love the light colors. A bit of dremel work on the leaves would go far, and I was wondering how this would look on a lathed plate? Combine the two, scroll saw and lathe…..hmmmmmm

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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degoose

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#10 posted 07-16-2010 09:48 PM

Winter here…but this is still nice…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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OttoH

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#11 posted 07-16-2010 11:49 PM

Very nice Sheila, your work coninues to amaze me, thanks for sharing the process in your blogs, it was quite enlightening!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 07-17-2010 01:19 AM

Thanks again, everyone! I plan on doing about 15 to 20 different designs of this sort for the jars. There will be at least one for each month and there will be extras for the ‘seasons’. I will do them as quickly as I can and plan to dedicate the next couple of weeks to them. I am working on some more autumn designs and then moving to Christmas and so on. I want to get some appropriate for the next catalog cutoffs. I finished the packet today and may have it on the site this weekend because so many have asked. I will certainly let you know. If you want to send me a PM, I will PM you back when they are ready. I am happy you like them and they are really fun to do.

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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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 07-17-2010 04:58 AM

Another very nice design. You do some beautiful work. It brings fond memories of my favorite time of year. I love being in the woods in the months of October and November. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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VTScroller

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#14 posted 07-21-2010 02:46 PM

shiela good work as always

-- Dennis Goodhue

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