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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1121: Painting Progress on New Ornaments

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 360 days ago 1623 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1120: Variations on the New Halloween Ornaments Part 1121 of My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer series Part 1122: More Spooky Things »

There isn’t much to talk about today, except to show the painting progress that I made on my new patterns. I spent pretty much of the day working on them, and I believe that finishing them up will take at least a couple additional days. I hope to have the patterns up on my site by the end of the week.

For those of you who don’t read every day, what I am in the process of doing is converting my projects SLD438 12 Spooky Scrolled Key Ornaments and SLD439 12 Spooky Halloween Ornaments from woodworking patterns into painting patterns.

The original woodworking patterns look like this:

After showing them here in the blog, I heard from many painters that were interested in me making painted versions of them. It didn’t take much persuasion from them to convince me to give it a go. I love painting, and bringing beautiful autumn color to these pieces is more than a pleasure to me.

So far, this is what I have come up with:

Just by their nature, painting patterns take a while longer to create than scroll sawing ones. The amount of time it takes to paint is just a bit longer. But I do enjoy painting a great deal and seeing each of these ornaments come to life is just as exciting for me and creating the scroll sawn versions.

I will continue to work on these today, and have another update tomorrow. I hope you all like what I have done so far and I hope that if you have never painted before, it makes you want to give them a try.

It is another foggy and rainy day here in Nova Scotia, as it was yesterday. But that didn’t stop us from taking a break and driving to the shore to get some of our favorite ice cream. We had a great holiday weekend which probably by most people’s standards was a bit boring. Be we enjoyed it very much.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

-- 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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badcrayon

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#1 posted 360 days ago

These look great painted!

-- Bad Crayon Studio

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CFrye

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#2 posted 360 days ago

And the fun just keeps rolling out of your mind through your fingers! These are exactly what my mind saw when I first saw these! Have a great day Sheila. Thanks for your continued sharing and inspiration!

-- God bless, Candy

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 360 days ago

Thank you both so much! It IS a lot of fun! I am glad you like them and hope you think of trying painting if you haven’t. The techniques are fun and not difficult and there is loads of instructional material available on the internet. You may surprise yourself and really enjoy it! :)

I think I like the witch best! But they are all fun!

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 359 days ago

Shelia, you sure come up with great designs!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 359 days ago

Thank you Topomax! I am glad you like them. :)

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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Roger

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#6 posted 359 days ago

Trick-or-Treat. :)

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

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