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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1417: Two New Candle Tray Patterns and a New Plaque

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 10-07-2014 11:20 AM 2011 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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"



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Roger

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#1 posted 10-07-2014 12:48 PM

Beautiful as always Sheila. I know this would be much more work, but, have you ever considered using blue tape on your wood first, then apply the pattern on the tape? You won’t have any glue junk on your work piece, but,with all the fine cutting you do, I’m not sure this may be good or not. Just a thought.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 10-07-2014 01:59 PM

WOW! All beautiful, Once again, I especially like Keith’s work and design. Is the idiom his own?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#3 posted 10-07-2014 02:39 PM

Splendid designs, Sheila.

I think that the style of pattern with a contrasting backing is where some of the inspiration for ‘The cage’ came from.

Thank you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 10-07-2014 03:21 PM

Thank you all!

Roger – I know better and that is the stupid part. I HAVE the blue tape and for some dumb reason, I didn’t use it first. What the heck??? I hope to remember to do so next time. I would save me about half an hour of scraping. :/

Russell – Keith saw the phrase somewhere and thought it would make a nice plaque. Another customer on a different forum said that I must have been his inspiration. ;) (ya think?!?)

Thank you Martyn. I absolutely love “The Cage”. It is an entire new dimension in your work. I surely admire you a great deal! :)

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 10-08-2014 02:54 AM

The candle holders are beautiful. I love the fonts you chose on the Give Thanks one. The contrast on Keith’s plaque looks great. That would be a great Valentine’s (or any day) gift.
Another sunny BC day!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 10-08-2014 10:19 AM

Thank you Anna. I like cutting lettering. The fancier the better. :)

Have a good day,

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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