I did a lot of odds and ends yesterday. You know – all those little things that we have been putting off for a while. I think I made great progress in getting things organized, and that made me feel good.
I also got the chance to play with the rhinestones that I had recently purchased. Even though I did finish up one of my maple scroll sawn masks with them, I wanted to do the other ones too and make them look a bit more appealing.
I know I didn’t really have to do this, but I think that sometimes people like to see variations and that they help them think up of even more ways to have fun with their projects and make them stand out. And that is what creativity is all about.
While I was in the midst of doing that, my friend and customer from here on Lumberjocks (Anna) sent me a picture of what she had done with my mask pattern. I thought it fit in perfectly with what I was doing and she graciously allowed me to show her picture here in the blog, just to give you more ideas.
Anna took my mask pattern and layered some card stock between the wood layers. (You can do with with many layers of paper and achieve great results, as you see here!) She made an intricate cut out piece that she used for a card she created by hand. Then she took it a step further and added some of the rhinestones from Rhinestones Canada and made it look even more awesome. What do you think?
I think it is really cool! With all the scrap booking and card making that people are doing, this is a great way to use your scroll saw for even more projects! Plus the fact that it is really FUN! :)
Here are some snapshots of the masks I did:
As you can see, I didn’t use quite as many stones as with the first one that I did (the last picture, which I had shown you previously.)
I don’t think it requires many to really make these look awesome. Sometimes a bit less is really more desirable.
I hope you liked seeing these. I also did some decorating on the painted versions of the masks that I will show tomorrow.
This is really the fun part of my job! I love playing around with things and making them look unique by using different things to embellish them. A little “extra” can sometimes really make your projects stand out.
There are so many different ways we can be creative. I think that is what crafting and creating is all about.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"