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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-21-2013 11:00 AM 1153 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my latest new candle trays that I designed. It created from 1/2” maple on the scroll saw. The center of the tray is bevel cut so that the frame is slightly raised from the table, giving the tray a bit more depth and interest.

For this design, I created eight dragonfly figures that are attached to the tray with dowels. this gives the appearance of them flying around the tray.

I show this tray in two versions – one that is stained with acrylic paints and staining and antiquing medium by DecoArt and the other with a mineral oil finish followed by spray lacquer.

I really enjoy designing these trays and plan to do many more. 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"





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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 04-21-2013 11:17 AM

Sheila I think I like the painted one best
It really enhances the wood.
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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 04-21-2013 11:39 AM

Thank you Jamie. As I said, I continue to show both versions because people don’t realize that they like the painted versions sometimes, but when they see them, they prefer them. I actually like both but prefer the colored one myself. :)

Have a great Sunday, 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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clieb91

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 11:53 AM

Sheila, A really nice design. I like how each one is in a different position in flight.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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BigRedKnothead

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 12:44 PM

Wow! That’s just beautiful. Very nice work.

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 12:59 PM

Very nice work once again.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Roger

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 01:22 PM

The colors you use just make your projects even more artistic.

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 04-21-2013 01:33 PM

That is quite beautiful, Sheila.

Great job.

Lee

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BertFlores58

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#8 posted 04-21-2013 02:05 PM

Beautiful specially the one painted. I can see the future on your design… If you are using same pegs for example the butterfly, sunflower, and herbs… Then, you can interchangably arrange those in a tray. A very good improvement on the candle tray.
Keep it going.

-- Bert

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 04-21-2013 02:05 PM

Very nicely done—both design and execution. I like the color version best—just more visual interest.

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#10 posted 04-21-2013 04:28 PM

A very beautiful, colourful and lively design, Sheila. The colours bring life and vibrancy (is that a word, it is now).

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

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Tag84

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#11 posted 04-21-2013 05:01 PM

Beautiful scrollwork! i like the amount of depth in this one, you are the scrollqueen in my opinion :)

-- -Thomas -

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 04-21-2013 11:09 PM

Thank you all so much for the nice comments! I am glad you like the project and I am happy that you also like the colored version too. It was lots of fun to make. :)

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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Mathew Nedeljko

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#13 posted 04-22-2013 04:36 AM

Great work on these Shelia! I like both versions, and I’m sure they are going to do very well for you! There are so many directions you can take this though process into…I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#14 posted 04-22-2013 05:32 AM

Great work on these Shelia! I like both versions, and I’m sure they are going to do very well for you! There are so many directions you can take this though process into…I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#15 posted 04-22-2013 08:03 AM

Very interesting design,Sheila !!!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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