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Project by scrollingmom posted 09-17-2013 03:34 PM 1100 views 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This picture was something that I thought was really cool to look at. Then I started cutting on it and a year later after I put it down numerous times I finally finished it. I just could not get into cutting this picture. Now that it is done, I really like it and I’m glad that it is finished.

There are two picture frames on this one. The white crackle finished one was made by my husband, the other one came from the DAV store down town. It is made of wood, but it had some of the finish coming off and some scratches on it. After sanding for awhile, I used hammered brown paint and it gave it a textured look so I didn’t have to spend a lot of time on the frame. I have found that you can get some really nice looking frames at the Salvation Army or DAV.

The cut out itself measures 11”x17”x1/8” Baltic Birch. The matts are different sizes to fit the frames. The crackle frame was done with black for the matt and backing. The brown frame has two different kinds of green matt and black for the backing.

The pattern is from Mike Williams.

Thanks for looking.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 09-17-2013 03:36 PM

Very beautiful cutting, Kelly. I love the way Mike’s patterns look and you did a splendid job with this one! Congratulations! It’s awesome! :)

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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KnotCurser

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#2 posted 09-17-2013 03:42 PM

Kelly – WOW! Stunning. I love Mike’s work as well, but only have admired them from afar as I am a tad afraid of the investment of so much time involved to cut one. ;-)

You did a brilliant job!

And, if you are asking, I think the dark frame looks better with this portrait…...

Cheers!

-bob

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

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 09-17-2013 04:04 PM

As always, very nicely done! I’m glad you finished this one and thanks for sharing.

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

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-17-2013 04:26 PM

This is really nice work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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simarilan

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#5 posted 09-17-2013 04:30 PM

That is excellent work

-- Quality is easy to see - but hard to explain

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 09-17-2013 04:56 PM

Hello scrollingmom

Congratulations

A fantastic work and a lot of precision

I like it
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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CFrye

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#7 posted 09-17-2013 05:45 PM

Beautiful job on an intricate piece Kelly. I’m a big fan of double matting. I think it just takes anything to the next level, if done right. This piece is definitely done right! Against the light colored wall I prefer the brown frame. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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hoss12992

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#8 posted 09-17-2013 06:59 PM

Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Celticscroller

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#9 posted 09-17-2013 07:12 PM

Beautiful detail on this and cut perfectly as always! Love it!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Kerux2

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#10 posted 09-17-2013 08:20 PM

Very nice work and I like how you framed it up.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-17-2013 11:30 PM

That is very good, Kelly. That picture makes you want to rack in a couple of shells and get the dog ready to retrieve! It is like being there hunting!
Speaking of frames., I have a bunch in the back seat that are going to the resale shop. too bad you did not live closer, they’d be yours!!..............................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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tomd

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#12 posted 09-18-2013 02:59 AM

Very nice work. Must have been a real work of love.

-- Tom D

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#13 posted 09-18-2013 03:06 AM

Great job on this Kelly, I know that was a significant investment in time to cut that, but it turned out great.

I also like the dark frame.

Thanks for including the designers name…I am not familiar with him but off to Google I go!

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

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lumbermeister

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#14 posted 09-18-2013 10:25 AM

Wow! Any more realistic and those ducks would be flying out of the frame and all around your house! Congratulations.

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 09-18-2013 12:34 PM

Nice work, Kelly!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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