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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 07-04-2011 01:26 PM 1500 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something nice to show for the Independence Day Holiday! A little candle tray I designed to celebrate America. It is made on the scroll saw from 1/2” birch and I used DecoArt Staining and Antiquing gel mixed with DecoArt Americana acrylic paints to add some color accents to this piece. Or you can leave it natural, as in the other pictures. The design is very easy and fun to make and only took a little over an hour to cut. I hope you enjoy it! ;)

-- 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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#1 posted 07-04-2011 02:21 PM

mighty fine. Happy Independance Day

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 07-04-2011 02:26 PM

You too, Roger! :) Have a great one!

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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nailbanger2

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#3 posted 07-04-2011 03:07 PM

Sweet! It only took You an hour to cut. I think I’d be on that all week! Very nice finish also. Have a great day, too bad there won’t be fireworks for you. Maybe something on TV? On a related note, what do you think about Harbor Freight scrollsaws? 25% off today. Something to start with, or save my money? Do they accept standard blades? I know you had a DW before the new monster, but you may have used one sometime. Thanks

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 07-04-2011 03:55 PM

Hi, John:
You know I have to tell you to save your money for the best you can afford, but if you are looking “just to see” if you like scrollsawing in general, it would probably be “OK.” All the saws in that price range are pretty much the same girl wearing a different dress. They have different bells and whistles, but they are pretty much the same machine.

They don’t cost a lot to invest in them and perhaps it is a good starting step to see if you even like scrolling, but I always worry about recommending them because there are pitfalls that you may encounter that may discourage you simply from the fact that you are using a machine that is an entry level one. Many times these are also ‘exit level’ machines because people get frustrated and wind up hating the whole process.

But if you could keep in mind that it has limitations, then it may be the springboard you need to get involved. I love working on my saw and even though you can read in my earlier blogs that I really liked my DeWalt, having the EX-21 has brought my work up to a whole new level.

I always say get the best that you can afford. Everyone has different sized pocketbooks, priorities and responsibilities and only you know what you want to spend and what your intentions are.

I hope you join my class and come and see how much fun it can be. :)

Thank you for the nice comments!

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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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 07-04-2011 05:28 PM

Wow, Sheila! very beautiful, you are a master scrollgirl! I see you changed your profile picture very cute. Happy 4th of July to you.

-- Dennis Zongker

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 07-04-2011 05:38 PM

Thank you Dennis! Coming from someone I admire so much that means a lot! Happy 4th to you too! I like to be festive! :)

-- 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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jerrells

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#7 posted 07-04-2011 09:18 PM

Very nice looking – I have got to try the DecoArt finish.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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nailbanger2

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#8 posted 07-04-2011 10:41 PM

Thanks for your input on HF, Sheila. I’ve got about a million other things that I could use before one of those, so have decided to forego. Thanks again.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Cozmo35

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#9 posted 07-05-2011 01:10 AM

Beautiful and fitting.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 07-05-2011 01:19 AM

Hi, Jerrell – the DecoArt Staining and Antiquing is really a nice product. Water based and easy to use and no odor. There are over 300 colors of DecoArt Acrylics you can mix it with (although you can use it with any acrylic paint and it gives you a lot of options.

I am happy you all like the project. It was 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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grizzman

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#11 posted 07-05-2011 02:42 AM

now that is really something…you sure know how to make the right cuts make it look just right, i love the lay out of the design and of coarse your cuts are spot on…what a great way to celebrate our country and what it means to us, thank you for a fun and wonderful way to celebrate the 4th….i would toast a hot dog to you , but there all gone…and so is the apple pie…lol….....great project…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 07-05-2011 02:44 AM

oh and is this a new run for president…our new motto…PANCAKES FOR PRESIDENT…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 07-05-2011 02:53 AM

Thanks, Grizz! I hope you had a great day filled with friends, family and food! I appreciate the nice comments. :)

Take care my friend!

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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BritBoxmaker

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#14 posted 07-05-2011 09:38 PM

The slip in the wave pattern in the base is a beautiful touch to a bright and hopeful piece, 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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#15 posted 07-08-2011 03:07 PM

I wanted it too look like a waving flag, Martyn. I was also happy with how it came out. It is a somewhat simple piece, but still interesting I hope.

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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