|Project by Allison||posted 03-14-2008 04:36 AM||1727 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
First of all I would like to thank everyone for the nice comments I received on my last project I posted, the elephant. In that post however I had meant to say more about the fact that it was from a stained glass pattern. That particular one came from this site. http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/. Almost all of the patterns there are free and in my opinion are all excellent patterns. I am telling you this because I have met some people on LJ’s that tell me they are either just starting out trying intarsia are thinking of giving it a try.I (personally) think that stained glass patterns are a good place to start. They aren’t as complex as some intarsia patterns and I find most of them very nice. I do warn anyone that if they go to the site I am talking about you may find your head swimming trying to figure out which patterns to do first! Which brings me to this post of the “panther”. I am posting this for the purpose of sharing using stencil patterns, another alternative for the beginner scroller (or not beginner) . I actually really like this project I made, and as you can tell it does not get any more simple than this. However I feel with this framed like this with the glass and all, (I did not make the frame)that it is quite nice. I have this one hanging above my computer. So for those LJer’s that have mentioned trying out scrolling, check out stencil patterns. A good place to look for them is on scrap booking sites. I have found a few nice ones looking at these type’s of sight’s. I encourage anyone that thinks they may like doing either scroll work or intarsia to give it a try! (And then go to a wonderful encouraging sight like the Lumberjock’s and you may become hooked such as I !!! ) This is made from a 1/4 inch piece of oak. PEACE!!! Allison
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!