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"Beware" Un-welcome Scroll Saw Plaque

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-13-2012 12:34 PM 4666 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time for the Halloween season! I designed this ‘un-welcome’ plaque out of 1/2 inch oak. While it can be left natural color, as in the second picture, I chose to stain it using some acrylic mediums. I used the DecoArt Weathered Wood crackle medium on the skull (pic 3) as well as a metallic glaze on the keys. For the bat, I used the Staining and Antiquing gel and a pearlescent black paint to give the oak an old and weathered look, with a slight shimmer. The piece measures approximately 16” wide from tip to tip of the bat wings. 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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Blackie_

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 12:48 PM

that’s cute, I like it, very creative.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 12:53 PM

very nice design! The crackle on the skull and metallic finish on the keys are excellent.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 01:26 PM

That is great!

You come up with the best ideas!

-bob

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

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Kookaburra

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 01:32 PM

Ha! I love it – and not just for Halloween.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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BritBoxmaker

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 01:48 PM

Just my kind of plaque

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 10-13-2012 02:21 PM

:-) :-) you are ready for the holiday!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 10-13-2012 02:33 PM

Holiday?? . . . what holiday?? I thought this would be the perfect ‘all season’ plaque for some. ;)

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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 10-13-2012 02:34 PM

(And thank you very much to those who have posted their kind comments!)

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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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 10-13-2012 02:42 PM

Nice Sheila.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#10 posted 10-13-2012 03:13 PM

Wonderful Sheila

I could use a few of them for

around the shop.

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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#11 posted 10-13-2012 03:24 PM

Very cool design Sheila, I like it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#12 posted 10-13-2012 04:23 PM

Hmm… I made need something like this to hang over my Harley! Cool!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 10-13-2012 08:03 PM

Very Boooo-tiful Sheila, Nice Job!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 10-13-2012 09:09 PM

Thank you all so much! It was a lot of fun to make this project. ;)

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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gfadvm

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#15 posted 10-14-2012 01:37 AM

Very cute! I’d hang that over my door year around to warn off the undesirables.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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