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I love cutting word art and lettering. Last year I decided to create these word pieces that spell “Slainte” which is translated to “health.”

With the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, I thought they would be appropriate.

The words are cut from 3/4” maple and 3/4” poplar.

The maple pieces are brushed with mineral oil, and then sprayed with shellac. The poplar pieces are painted on just the fronts with different shades of green acrylic paint.

I like the loose letters, as they can be scattered on a shelf or even cut from thin stock and placed in a wreath.

The pattern is available on my site here: http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLD406

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"





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spunwood

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 12:56 PM

I like it. Slainte to you too.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Roger

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 01:14 PM

Back at you and Keith. May the pint of cold Guinness never run over….

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 03:33 PM

Nice Sheila

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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 04:10 PM

Thanks, Jamie! I hope all is well with you and you are feeling OK.

((HUGS)) 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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Celticscroller

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#5 posted 03-08-2014 10:57 PM

I love the font you used in this project. Perfect!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 03-08-2014 10:58 PM

Thank you Anna! :)

-- 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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Rick

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#7 posted 03-09-2014 05:15 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Sheila & Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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scrollingmom

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#8 posted 03-09-2014 03:24 PM

Those turned out really nice. Your painting just makes it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 03-09-2014 03:26 PM

Sheila, this is a great project idea and you should well with this type of pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 03-09-2014 05:41 PM

Thank you so much! :)

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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Blackie_

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#11 posted 03-16-2014 01:28 PM

Wow! that is so very nice and creative Sheila.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 03-16-2014 01:40 PM

Thank you Blackie! :)

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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