SLD434 - 3 Damask Style Songbird Overlay Self-Framing Scrollsaw Plaques

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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 08-16-2013 10:53 AM 2377 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project consists of three similar scroll sawn plaques that I designed. I actually developed three additional similar sets, and I will be posting them in the coming days. (I don’t want to SPAM the site here by posting them all at once!)

The first group shown here are songbird silhouette pieces which are cut from 1/8” birch plywood and then painted black with acrylic paint. I mount them on a scroll sawn self-framing plaque, which has a distinct Damask-style design cut out from it. Behind the central portion of the plaque is an 1/8” backer board, again painted with deep colored acrylic paint. As a final touch, I added some crystal rhinestones to the backgrounds and frames in colors that coordinated with the back boards. I think this gave a nice accent to the pieces.

The plaques measure approximately 9” tall by 7” wide and are 1/2” thick. They are cut from maple.

The finish is a soak in mineral oil, followed by a couple of light coats of acrylic spray in a matte finish.

The patterns for these projects are available at my site (3 Damask Songbird Silhouttes)

I really enjoy cutting this type of project. To me, it is the perfect size and cutting the swirls and points is a great deal of fun.

Thanks for looking!

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#1 posted 08-16-2013 11:43 AM

I can’t pick a favorite. All are very nice.

Thanks for posting.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 08-16-2013 12:03 PM

Thank you John! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 01:08 PM

Good morning Sheila, I like the colored background and the rhinestones. I plan on trying the stones too as I have picked up some from that company.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 & Ex21 -

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 01:14 PM

What would also look nice is to fill the holes with colored epoxy and sand smooth!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#5 posted 08-16-2013 01:17 PM

Thank you Rick! I forgot to post the link for Rhinestone Canada – They are a great company and they ship anywhere. They are very reasonable in cost as well!

Erwin – that is another great idea! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 08-16-2013 01:27 PM

Thank you for the beautiful eye candy. You make it look so easy and your results are great with all those
little touches that really make them stand out. Thank you for sharing once again, and making me think
that maybe this winter, i will get the scroll saw going again.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 08-16-2013 03:48 PM

Beautiful, Sheila. Have you ever done marquetry?
With your scroll saw skills you would go right to the top of the class.
It’s always nice to look at your pieces.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#8 posted 08-16-2013 03:51 PM

Gosh geewhiz….thats nice. i had just came outta the shop thankful to still have all my fingers attached after scroll’n out some letters for a project I was piddling on and saw this….Thinking I need to go practice some more…lol Really nice work mam

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#9 posted 08-16-2013 04:10 PM

Pretty Pieces Sheila,
I like the delicacy of the damask patterns…
Great Job on all of them my Friend!

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

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#10 posted 08-16-2013 04:14 PM

as always sheila your work is just beautiful i like the different background colors, , its always a pleasure to see your work…thanks for sharing this with us…

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

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#11 posted 08-16-2013 04:47 PM

Beautiful work, and I like the other two in this series!

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

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#12 posted 08-16-2013 04:51 PM

Those turned out great and I like the colors too. Looking forward to seeing the other sets.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 08-16-2013 06:54 PM

Nice work, Sheila.


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#14 posted 08-16-2013 11:54 PM

Always love your designs & attention to every little detail Shelia, very nice work :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 08-17-2013 10:44 AM

Very nice Sheila, you do beautiful work.

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