|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 10-08-2011 02:58 PM||2715 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
This is the first of two sets of songbird ornaments that I created. They are cut on the scroll saw of 1/8” maple. Each two piece ornament consists of a free standing songbird glued to an oval frame. My reasoning behind making these in two pieces was not only that I was able to keep the detail on the branches, but the frames add strength and stability to the delicate birds inside. Also, if desired, the birds can be used on their own as overlays or accents to existing projects. You can even incorporate the bird part of the design directly in to a lid of a box or picture.
I created two versions of these ornaments – one in natural mineral oil finish and the other stained with ordinary acrylic craft paint and DecoArt Antiquing and Staining medium. The medium makes any acrylic paint into a transparent stain and you can control the transparency by the ratio of stain to medium you choose to use.
These ornaments use the process of ‘veining’ on the scroll saw, in which you literally draw with the blade and use the kerf line to show detail and accents.
The pattern for these ornaments are available on my site. I hope you enjoy them!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"