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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1266: Sharing a Great Technique

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 03-13-2014 12:40 PM 1043 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am off to a late start this morning so I will keep this short. It wasn’t that I slept in or anything like that, but I was going through my mail and reading and surfing the web and learning new things. I do that every morning before I come here to write.

This morning I seemed to find more interesting and useful information than usual. While there is usually one or two crumbs that are particularly of interest to me, it seems today that I got lost in the trails of information that I was following. I just looked up at the clock and it is already past 9am. (YIKES!!!) Where does that time go, anyway??

But time learning is never wasted. The more I learn, the more I am able to share with you all. Once again, I just don’t understand how anyone can be ‘bored’. Ever.

One thing in particular that I wanted to share with you all today is a video I came across by my friend Steve Ramsey. Steve has his own web page and loads of videos and information under the name of his enterprise called Woodworking for Mere Mortals.

I first came across his videos when I joined the Lumberjocks.com community nearly four years ago. I loved the way that Steve presents techniques and projects that are easy for the “average” person to understand. His straight forward and sometimes funny presentations offer a wealth of information and are very fun to watch and entertaining as well. I have seen him develop over the years and I really LEARN a lot from his presentations. I hope you go check them out.

Today I came across a new video that he created which would be of interest to both my woodworking AND painting followers. The video is entitled “How to transfer an inkjet image to wood” and it was a great “ah ha!” moment for me. Recently in my painting travels, I have been interested in using some vintage images as accents to my painting and woodworking projects, but the only methods that I have seen require a laser printer, which means that I would have to to to Office Depot or a similar place to get my image copied. But seeing this method that Steve used which required only the use of an INKJET printer was a great moment for me. Not only does that mean that I can reproduce the images right here at home, in case I mess them up or change my mind (not me! ;) ) but I can also try transferring images in COLOR.

Wow! (and I mean that!)

We are going to have some fun with this idea!

So without further delay, below is the video . . .

http://youtu.be/Zq2O66QGCwg

I can’t wait to try this! (ANOTHER exciting thing to do!) I haven’t done so yet, but I promise I will keep you all posted. I hope those of you who try it will let me know how it works for you as well.

Please be sure to visit Steve’s site and look at all the fabulous projects and techniques that he demonstrates. Whether you are a woodworker or a painter, you will certainly find some wonderful ideas and tips.

With that said, it is back to work for me. I am just finishing up the final pattern and we are working on the site update today. We should be ready to roll by tonight.

Have a great Thursday!

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-- 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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#1 posted 03-13-2014 12:51 PM

Way cool, as always, Sheila. I like Steves work and ideas as well.

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 03-13-2014 12:52 PM

Steve is AWESOME! I love how he shows things in such a way that ANYONE can do them! :) Have a great day, Roger!

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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Rick13403

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#3 posted 03-13-2014 01:47 PM

Good morning Sheila, I was quite fascinated by his process too. Do you know where to find imagines like those that are royalty free? I can’t wait to see what you come up with using this idea.
Rick
Ps not long now. I just hope the storm we got yesterday is the last major one of the year.

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 - www.thescrollerandtoler.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 03-13-2014 01:54 PM

Hi, Rick:
The Graphics Fairy – http://thegraphicsfairy.com/ is LOADED with thousands of royalty-free and free-use images. It is a place that many of my favorite designers use. You will have a great time! :)

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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Rick13403

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#5 posted 03-13-2014 03:17 PM

Thanks Sheila. It is a great site.
Rick

-- Rick - DeWalt 788 - www.thescrollerandtoler.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 03-13-2014 03:23 PM

I love it as well, Rick! I forgot to say – I can’t wait to see you too! (Two weeks and counting!) :)

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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#7 posted 03-13-2014 05:24 PM

What a great idea! This has my brain going in different directions now! I can now print my own photos on wood and the possibilities of how to use them are endless! It might be a great way to get me started on some segmentation. It’s going to be a busy workshop season. Yea! Thanks for sharing that information.
By the way, I sent you some photos of the pendants which I finished yesterday. Next project finish the Christmas box.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 03-13-2014 06:15 PM

My goodness, Anna! I thought I emailed you asking you if I could use your photos here today! I thought that others would love to see them. I wonder if the email got ‘lost’ somehow! I will re-write it and get another one off to you.

I love that you enjoy all the different things I try to show here. I certainly don’t expect EVERYONE to try EVERYTHING I suggest here in my blog, but I like to offer as many options as I can so others can try what they like. I always find such joy in seeing you have fun with so many of the techniques I introduce. :)

Thanks as always for your comments and support!

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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