Plaques for a gift

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Project by Celticscroller posted 10-09-2013 02:52 AM 1216 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is Keith Fenton’s pattern which I decided to do in maple as self framed plaques and mount them on a board covered with leather. I cut the frames of the plaques so that they would pop out of the frame instead of dropping into the frame. I stippled the leather using a wood burner. I wasn’t happy with the way the ends of the plaques took the dark Danish oil so I painted then with gold Metallic Luste. Thank you for looking. Comments are always welcome.

-- Anna

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#1 posted 10-09-2013 03:02 AM

Very nicely done, and I like the combination of wood and leather. Great job.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 03:06 AM

Nice sentiment, nicely done! Very creative tweaks!

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

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#3 posted 10-09-2013 03:16 AM


I really like how you framed the plaques with the combination of raised centers and the stippled leather. Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 03:31 AM

Great job, love them

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 03:54 AM

Really like the raised panels and the gold edges Anna! Nice grain too. What kind of wood is it? Personaly, I don’t care for the leather on this project. Maybe in a different color? Maybe. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#6 posted 10-09-2013 08:28 AM

Very nice Anna I like those


-- 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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#7 posted 10-09-2013 10:04 AM

They turned out great! Very rustic looking. It’s always nice to see when people add their own special touch.

-- Scroll saw patterns @

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#8 posted 10-09-2013 10:15 AM

Beautiful, Anna! I really like how you self-framed them. What a clever idea! I could think of many other times you could apply that process and make some really cool stuff! :)

Thanks as always for your creative inspiration! You do such wonderful work!


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

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#9 posted 10-09-2013 10:31 AM

Very nicely done. I think the sentiment in this set of plaques should be a code for peoples lives.

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#10 posted 10-09-2013 03:18 PM

Those turned out wonderful. I really like the leather idea as well. Anna you really do a nice job!

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#11 posted 10-09-2013 05:18 PM


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#12 posted 10-09-2013 05:24 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. When I had this project finished I wasn’t sure if the leather worked or not. I did the leather background as it has family connections – the skins belonged to my hubby’s Dad from his hunting days (and I’m so glad hunting is no longer a family tradition!) The person I did the plaque for will appreciate the connection.

I love the design of the plaques and the sentiment – great job Keith!

-- Anna

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#13 posted 10-10-2013 05:26 AM

Hi Anna: Beautiful plaques!! Personally I like the leather backdrop. The stippling lends a muted enhancement to the overall effect. What a lovely gift!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#14 posted 10-11-2013 03:18 AM

Thanks Elaine. I have it hanging on my wall until I pass it on. The more I look at it the more I do like the leather!

-- Anna

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#15 posted 10-12-2013 09:37 PM

Very beautiful. Luv the saying also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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