|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 846 days ago||1730 views||4 times favorited||24 comments|
I just finished designing these little ornaments a couple of days ago. They were really fun to do and turned out to be a little challenging, but I pulled it off without breaking any pieces. They are a dozen little ornaments that can be cut on the scroll saw. In order to make the frame, you drill a small hole and tilt the scroll saw a few degrees before you cut the inner oval from the edge. You are then able to push the center back slightly, creating a more dimensional look.
I first designed these to be made in the pictured 4” size. With them being so small, the cutting was slightly more difficult and I would definitely call these and intermediate/advanced pattern. But I liked the designs so much that I also included slightly larger versions of them in the pattern packets (6.5” tall) which can be used as mini-plaques. This would give even the newer scroll sawyers the opportunity to try them, as the difference in size make them much easier to cut.
The painting instructions are purely optional, as you can see. The first set was done in a curly/bird’s eye maple and the second set in which I painted the frames was made of Baltic birch plywood. I like both versions myself and find each one appealing. The painting is done with a sea sponge (No brushes necessary!) and is easy enough for anyone to do.
I now have the patterns available on my website (they are divided into two sets) and I have a special offer for my mailing list customers to get a special deal on the set.
I hope you like them! Thanks for looking.
-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"