|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 12-20-2012 02:49 PM||2135 views||8 times favorited||17 comments|
Those of you who know me know that I am pretty bad about posting my finished projects here. In the flurry of my latest organizational extravaganza, I decided that I will be much more prudent with doing so. There are some projects that I really enjoyed designing, and because they get put into the magazine that I work for (Creative Woodworks and Crafts) they are put on the ‘back burner’ because I can’t really post them until they are published and I wait a reasonable amount of time. Usually by then, I either am on to something else or forget about them completely. This nativity set falls into that category.
I believe I designed this two years ago. It is made of 1/2” thick maple and cut on the scroll saw. As you can see, I finished two versions of this set – one version that is brightly painted with DecoArt Americana acrylic paint and the other set which is finished with clear polyurethane.
In unpacking this set along with my own Christmas decorations, I realized just how much I liked this! The figures stand about 3-4” tall (the manger is about 6” at the highest point) and each set contains the holy family, the three kings, a shepherd and two sheep and an ox and donkey, as well as the small manger piece. This is a nice piece for any mantle, table, or wreath. They would even look nice as ornaments cut 1/8” thick.
I hope you enjoy seeing it. I can see myself developing this plan into a larger yard-art piece for next year, as I think it would make a nice scene for your front lawn.
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"