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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1547: "Almost" Finished

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 05-05-2015 12:16 PM 954 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did a lot of finishing touches on my haunted carousel yesterday. It was time to do finish up the final touches that I wanted to include before the final assembly and what I call the 'presentation' photographs. These were odds and ends and somewhat 'afterthoughts' that came to mind after finishing certain sections. 



I had intended to show all the final photos today, but by the time I finished getting everything ready, it was after 10pm last night and I was just too tired to do any quality work. I thought I would be able to quickly take the photos this morning for the blog here, but when I did take them, they looked rather crummy. I really need to take the time today to do it "right". 



I was able to take photos of the elements that I added in, so you can see at least some progress today. I promise that by tomorrow I will have some better 'final' pictures of the project. But at least you can get the idea here of what I accomplished yesterday. 



First off – I thought that the bench backs were just a little plain. So I added some crystal rhinestones around the star cutouts of each back as well as some white pearl comma stroking:



I did this to both the inside and the outside of the benches. I think that this little touch added a lot:



I also painted the bat above the door on the central pillar, as I mentioned I would do yesterday. I love how he came out. He has two crystal eyes that sparkle in the light:



I had these adorable skeleton shaped metal nail heads from Rhinestone Canada that fit perfectly just at the top of each of the pillar sections. I thought this was the perfect spot for them, as they brightened up the area underneath the ceiling of the carousel:



I then decided to also add some 2mm red crystal rhinestones in the eyes of each of the carousel animals. This gave a beautiful 'spooky' look to them. (Sorry – the photo is a little blurry!):



And finally for today – I am showing the carousel without the canopy top on so you can easily see the characters. When I took photos with the top on without my lights, etc. it was too dark for you to really see and appreciate, but this will give you an idea of how the bottom will look finished:





I am going to work on the photography today and then start working on the pattern and kits. I have the supplies for the pre-orders and will probably start cutting them by this weekend. I should have the products for this (pattern, ornament kit, full kit, etc.) up on the site in a day or two. I really appreciate eveyone's enthusiasm about this project. I think it is going to be pretty cool. 



Thank you all for all your encouragement. I am really thrilled that you all like it so much. Your encouragement was what really got me through this build. 



I wish you all a wonderful Tuesday. Have a great day and have some FUN! 


-- 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 05-05-2015 12:27 PM

Amazing and way cool!

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

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 05-05-2015 04:47 PM

Thank you, my dear friend! :) I am kind of happy with it! I appreciate your cheering me on!

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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#3 posted 05-05-2015 05:12 PM

Love the detail you have added. Awesome! Came across a couple of websites for music box supplies, for future reference :)
https://www.etsy.com/ca/market/music_box_movement
http://www.whittemoredurgin.com/musicboxstuff
http://www.azwoodman.com/musicbox-kits.html

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 05-05-2015 05:14 PM

Ooh! Thank you Anna! I am going to share them tomorrow in my blog. I appreciate you letting me know. Keith was saying that we could even put a set of 10 battery operated lights in the roof. :) That would also be cool!

Have a great day! It is beautiful here!

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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Grumpymike

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#5 posted 05-05-2015 09:30 PM

Super, Super Dooper. Your talents just amaze me.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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