Cat and Pumpkins Scroll Sawn Segmentation Welcome Plaque

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-01-2012 06:53 PM 1184 views 6 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pattern a couple of years ago, yet it still remains one of my favorites. It is a segmentation plaque made on the scroll saw. Segmentation is a lot of fun to do. Instead of using many species of wood (like when you are making an Intarsia plaque like Kory K does) in segmentation the overlay pieces are cut from a single piece of wood, much like a puzzle. You section the pieces and then shape them accordingly. This is much easier to do than Intarsia because the pieces naturally fit together well.

I then colored the pieces using acrylic paint and staining medium and glued them onto the backboard.

The plaque measures approximately 14” x 8” and is made of maple, as are the overlay pieces. The pattern for this piece is available on my site for those of you who would like to give it a try. I hope you like it! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 10-01-2012 07:05 PM

Charming and very nice—but, what else have we come to expect?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 10-01-2012 07:10 PM

Lovely piece of work, Sheila. I like the depth the intarsia work on the cat gives. Good bats too.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 10-01-2012 08:14 PM

Well, I am no “KoryK” – that’s for sure! I am not fond of the pictures either but they are all I have right now. I have to get the plaque out for the season and I will re-shoot it.

There are a couple of separations on the cat’s back that I am not too pleased with (I should have cheated and used a black Sharpie pen!) Nah! I wouldn’t do that. :)

In any case, it is a fun project and one of my favorites, as I said. I am glad you all like it.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 10-01-2012 08:55 PM

Not a cat person, but liking this a lot! Beautiful work.

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#5 posted 10-01-2012 09:21 PM

you are ready for the holiday! this is very cute & the faux intarsia ( giggle) really looks super.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#6 posted 10-01-2012 09:44 PM

Oh yes, yes, yes.. Very awesome Sheila

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 10-01-2012 09:52 PM

Looks like Halloween is in the air, nice Sheila

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#8 posted 10-01-2012 11:08 PM

That’s beautiful, Sheila.


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#9 posted 10-01-2012 11:33 PM

Very cool – I love the cat!

You know, if you practice enough you can make scrollsawing quite a business I’ve heard….......... ;-)


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#10 posted 10-02-2012 01:59 AM

Hi Sheila,
This is really one to be a lifetime favorite. Looks like a painting at first look. The color comibination and arrangement of silhouette (making a white background because of the moonlight effect) created a shadow for the images… I love the lettering.
Excellent job.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 10-02-2012 02:29 AM

I’ve never really done a lot of scroll sawing but this makes me want to do more. I really like it and halloween is one of my favorite hollidays.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#12 posted 10-02-2012 03:15 AM

Beautiful Sheila! What a neat way to have an Intarsia effect. I love the font you choose for your lettering.

-- Anna

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#13 posted 10-02-2012 11:06 AM

Beautiful and practical for the season.

Thanks for posting!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#14 posted 10-02-2012 01:09 PM

I really like this piece. The pumpkins are really nice. The cats eyes are kind of eerie. The font you used for the welcome makes me think of cats claws. All together it’s very cool!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#15 posted 10-02-2012 04:00 PM

Thanks again, Everyone! I really appreciate the nice comments. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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