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Strawberry Fields Forever Candle Tray

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 04-28-2013 04:43 PM 1833 views 5 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another recent candle tray that I designed to be cut on the scroll saw. This time I used 1/2” maple to create the tray. The tight, even grain of the maple held up well to the intricately scrolled design. The strawberries themselves are overlay pieces, which give the piece depth and dimension.

I decided to stain and embellish this piece. While it looked nice in its natural finish, I felt that the staining using acrylic paint and DecoArt’s Staining and Antiquing Medium really made the tray look bright and colorful. As a final added touch, I used several hot fix rhinestones in the centers of the strawberry blossoms.

I hope you like it. 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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sandyf

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#1 posted 04-28-2013 04:53 PM

Sheila it is very pretty i like it very much

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#2 posted 04-28-2013 04:57 PM

Beautiful beautiful piece Sheila ,a real work of art ,this is most outstanding workmanship.

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#3 posted 04-28-2013 05:28 PM

Awesome job as always.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 04-28-2013 05:34 PM

simply beautiful , Sheila ! I think you made it even better with the paint . You’re so artistic : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 04-28-2013 05:37 PM

Very nice. It looks great with the paint.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bigrock

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#6 posted 04-28-2013 05:37 PM

Sheila, this one looks Great. It also, almost Strawberry season and the Florida Strawberry’s are in. Nice job and it looks lite (not heavy)

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scrollsaw

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#7 posted 04-28-2013 06:01 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 04-28-2013 06:18 PM

Thanks everyone! I never know whether to show the stained version because so many here like natural wood. I am glad you like it stained too. I think it is more a matter of how you color it rather than whether it is colored or not. Some projects call for more color I believe to make them look their best. Others are best left as is, allowing the natural beauty of the wood to show through.

I really appreciate your feedback! :)

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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#9 posted 04-28-2013 06:19 PM

Very nicely done. I like the design and the use of color.

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

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#10 posted 04-28-2013 06:58 PM

That is an awesome design Sheila – well done!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#11 posted 04-28-2013 07:04 PM

Very delicate and delicious looking!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#12 posted 04-28-2013 07:33 PM

Sheila I like them in both forms

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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#13 posted 04-28-2013 08:18 PM

You come up with some very nice designs.

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

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Rick13403

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#14 posted 04-28-2013 08:22 PM

Sheila,that is really nice in either version but I do like the embellished one better.
Rick

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 - www.thescrollerandtoler.com

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#15 posted 04-28-2013 09:29 PM

Sheila, your work is in a class of it’s own !
And this is another beautiful example !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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