|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 08-16-2013 10:53 AM||1723 views||0 times favorited||20 comments|
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 (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"