|Project by Copperjock||posted 01-06-2008 10:18 AM||1373 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
One was made for me years ago when I was a kid, and it has inspired me to make for the youngsters in my life. Moral: Don’t underestimate the small wood trinket you give a youth in your life, it may take 25 years, but it may be their inspiration to engage the craft.
It’s not the scrollsawing of the name that’s a challenge, it’s the project that shows it off. I started out making the name of my niece, then made it useful on a coat hanger, (had to be oval – had to learn how to lay that out), then needed a little flair on that plain white, so I buy some acrylic paints and find some simple instructions so I can paint a flower and a ladybug.
Now I’m scared to do more names, not because of the lettering, but because of what’s behind it!
About the name… I use OpenOffice on the computer, create a “headline” graphic, set it for “very tight” spacing, printed out, I rubber cement it to the stock and get busy…
-- All the test cuts in the world won't stop you from cutting the outside when you meant to cut the inside. doh!