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Halloween Silhouette Ornaments or Mini-Plaques

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-04-2012 06:39 PM 1493 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

Sheila :)

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





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AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 10-04-2012 06:46 PM

They look really nice! Your scroll saw work is excellent!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 10-04-2012 06:49 PM

Thank you AJ! :)

Sheila

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

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#3 posted 10-04-2012 06:55 PM

I like them Sheila they are definitely

Halloween, they remind me of the

Victorian cut out portraits.

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 10-04-2012 06:55 PM

Those are really cool Sheila, I’ve gotta get a scroll saw. Of coarse even with your patterns I doubt I can make them come out as nice as yours.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Surfside

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#5 posted 10-04-2012 08:41 PM

Aren’t they for Halloween? They don’t look scary! They’re beautiful piece of art! Really gorgeous silhouette!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 10-04-2012 09:20 PM

Very nice series of art.

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

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#7 posted 10-04-2012 11:11 PM

As always, a great series Sheila!

These bring a touch of class to the scary season.

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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#8 posted 10-05-2012 03:20 AM

Awesome work Sheila!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Roger

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 03:02 PM

oh yes Sheila. I immediately think of Alfred Hitchcock. Way kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 11:59 AM

These were among my favorite to create this year for Halloween. I loved cutting the intricate frames, and the fun silhouettes were easy. The overall look is really cool and creepy. I am glad you all like them so much! :)

Thank you for your nice words of encouragement!

Sheila

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

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