|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 10-04-2012 06:39 PM||1800 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
Just in time for the Halloween season! I loved designing these two sets of Gothic Halloween silhouette plaques and ornaments! They were so fun to cut and look really cool and creepy!
The larger mini-plaques measure approximate 6” x 4” and the smaller ornament-sized plaques measure about 4” tall by 3” wide. They are made to be ‘self-framing’ where you tilt your saw on a bevel and cut the inside of the plaque so that it is recessed back into the frame. You then cut the silhouette overlay pieces from 1/8” stock and glue it onto the center.
Even though they would look great in natural colors of contrasting wood, the painting process is super-easy. I simply spray painted the outer frames with black matte paint and then sponged on gold metallic paint to make them look old. For the orange insides of the plaque, I printed out an orange marbled background onto card stock and cut it to fit. I then glued the background into place. Finally, I sprayed the silhouette overlay pieces again with matte black spray and glued them into place. Then everything got several coats of spray poly.
I offer these patterns on my site (they are on special for the month of October) Here : SLD398 and SLD399. Each pattern includes the slotted easel pattern so that you can display them anywhere you wish, as well as full instructions and a colored sheet for printing the backgrounds.
I really love Halloween and I enjoyed making these patterns very much! Thanks for looking!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"