Yesterday I had a little change of plans. While I had intended to finish up the Gothic Bat Pillar Candle holders, I kind of got side tracked and decided to do some more cutting instead. I had not added to my regular candle trays in quite a while – even though I have many more ideas, and when I created the pillar candle holders, I also thought that a similar design would translate to a candle tray as well. So the other morning when I was up early I decided to draw up a designs, as well as another design for Thanksgiving and here is what I came up with.
. . . A "Boo" candle tray created from walnut:
And a "Give Thanks" candle tray made of pretty curly maple:
I spent the afternoon yesterday cutting both of them out. They only have one coat of lacquer on them, which I must admit that I sprayed on this morning in the dark outside so they would look decent for the photos here. The walnut tray still needs a couple of coats to even out the tone of the wood.
I also want to share this photo of a "boo boo" that I made. For these designs, I used full sheet stickers to apply the pattern. I printed the pattern on the sticker sheet and then stuck it onto the wood to cut. Unfortunately, I did not "de-stick" the back of the sticker enough, as I usually need to do. It was an absolute beast to get off. I had to be careful not to break the delicate lettering:
I did use some mineral spirits to dissolve the adhesive and it came out OK, but it was certainly a pain in the butt and I will be much more careful next time I am applying the pattern. Fortunately, nothing broke.
And finally – here is a preview of Keith's SLDK396 – Self-Framing Love Always Plaque:
It is already available on the site today here: http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLDK396
Today I AM going to finish up my Gothic Bat Candle Holders from yesterday's post, as well as write the instructions for that and these two patterns. We are going to be updating the site tomorrow, and I will have a newsletter going out tomorrow as well. Keith has some amazing new plaques that he is adding to the site as well. I think you are going to love them!
It looks to be another sunny and cool day today. We have been fortunate enough to have perfect weather lately. I certainly can't complain.
I wish you all a wonderful and productive Tuesday! Have a great 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"