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"SNOW" Time Like the Present!!

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 01-08-2013 01:02 AM 1158 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am finally getting the snow I longed for the past several weeks. Here we are with several inches of fallen snow, and more lightly falling as I write this! So what better way to celebrate this event than by posting my cheery “SNOW” word art vignette that I designed and created way back in August. When I drew this design up, the sun was shining and it was toasty warm outside, but I was thinking of this fun little guy to brighten my winter days.

The letters are approximately 4.5” tall and the vignette spans about 18” when set up. I cut these two sets out of beautiful oak and yes – I painted the face of one of the sets with acrylic paint and gel staining medium! On the painted version, I used a specialty product which makes a really cool crackle finish as you see in the second picture.

Finally, for the painted version I added some subtle SPARKLES so the whole piece shimmers! It really looks awesome!

(Here’s a secret – I quietly painted a light layer of clear iridescent sparkles on the natural version too – just on the face of the snowflakes to give it a little subtle shimmer!)

I hope this little scroll sawn project warms your heart on these cold winter days and nights! You know it warms mine! :)

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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littlecope

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#1 posted 01-08-2013 01:31 AM

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Bright and Cheerful Work Sheila,
I like the Painted one best,
You have the knack of knowing when they’re done
and never over-embellish…
Well Done my Friend… :)

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

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Roger

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#2 posted 01-08-2013 01:43 AM

Ditto what Mike said. I like Dean Martins version from way back. Beautifully done Sheila.

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

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grizzman

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#3 posted 01-08-2013 01:52 AM

let it snow let it snow, let it snow,,,,,,,,,really nice work here, i love the texture on the snow flakes, and the snow man is about my favorite, i expect him to start dancing right away…your work is always above and beyond and this one is no different, makes me feel like playing in the snow…grizz p.s i didn’t even see mikes post until after i sent mine, how funny, great minds think alike…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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kiefer

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 01:57 AM

SNOW ,LET IT GO LET IT GO .
Fabulous reflection on the season Sheila .
I like the set very much , but all painted would be my choice .

I like snow also but hate the shoveling and the bitter cold we had in December .

-- Kiefer 松

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KnotCurser

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 02:11 AM

Super Cute!

I normally will lean toward natural finishes, but in this case I think the painted version is much nicer!

Either way, they are winners!

-bob

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 01-08-2013 02:33 AM

Really cool! Nicely done as always, and I agree that the painted version really adds that something extra.

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

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Jorge Velez

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 04:07 AM

very very nice work! painted and not painted look great as all your work!

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Bluepine38

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 04:13 AM

Glad you are getting your snow again, our weather is typical Montana, if you do not like it, wait 5 minutes and
it will change. As usual, you always take great scrollsawing and make it better with the addition of your
artistic skills. Thank you once again for sharing with us and brightening up the winter.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 04:19 AM

If I have to see snow this is the only way! Scrolling is something I cannot do and I appreciate those that can!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 01:53 PM

Very nice, Sheila

Lee

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

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 03:13 PM

Another fantastic scroll work. All your pieces never fail to amaze me, every intricate detail of them.

—www.sawblade.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 06:29 PM

Thank you all so much for the kind comments. I find it interesting how many of you prefer the colored version to the natural version. Usually when I speak of painting wood, many people don’t like it. I think that is why I like to do things both ways. There are many people with different tastes in our world, so offering both versions is a plus. Sometimes I can’t decide myself just which version I like better. It is nice to have both available.

Thanks too for the encouragement. It really feels good to know you like what I do. :)

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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Surfside

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 07:38 PM

It seems like it was easy for you to make that! Perfectly done!

www.bandsawparts.com

-- "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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lightweightladylefty

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#14 posted 01-09-2013 05:40 AM

Sheila,

I really dislike when people paint wood, but you know how to make it look great! (Most of us don’t have your talent so that’s probably why I don’t usually like painted wood.) Your creativity just never ends! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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