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    Bought the pattern for $1. They're supposed to be about 5-6 inches each and I shrunk them down to about 1/3 of that.

    I have to admit, I feel guilty posting these types of things. Yes, I cut them with the scroll saw but they arent' very detailed except for the painting. Maybe I need to find a painting forum to join too.

    I'm just not a big fan of fretwork, cutting it myself that is. Too much stopping and starting and trying to get that blasted blade back in the blade holder.
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    Kelly
    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

  • #2
    Hi Kelly

    Each to their own. You've certainly got a talent for painting and if the scrolling involved is peripheral, well... so be it! I happen to think your work is delightful and I hope we'll see more examples of it. With Christmas approaching, I can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve.

    Gill
    There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
    (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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    • #3
      These are so cool. Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.

      Don't ever feel guilty about posting scrolling or the painting. Scrolling isna't about how intricate a piece is. It is about using a tool and having fun doing it.
      You are certainly talented in both areas of scrolling and painting.

      Those magnets show the fun and brighter side of Halloween. Quite a contrast to the darkside of things

      Carl
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        Those are kewl Kelly! I wish I could paint like that. As Carl and Gill already stated, there's more to scrolling than fretwork and your work certainly proves that!
        Kevin
        Scrollsaw Patterns Online
        Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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        • #5
          Hi Kelly, I agree with everyone else. I think they're pretty cool, both the scrolling and the painting. Please don't hesitate to post more of your work, it's great.
          Marsha
          LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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          • #6
            Kelly, like others have stated, painting is an art in itself and your work certainly is artistic. If I was to attempt painting somehting like this, I would start with 1/4", paint them, sand them, repaint, sand again, repeat a few more times and by the time I got done I would have 1/16" of bare wood because they would never look good enough.

            Keep scrolling, painting and posting - please.
            Mike

            Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
            www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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            • #7
              Nice job, I can't imagine any kids that wouldn't look up to you for those.
              Jeff Powell

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              • #8
                Cool!!

                Swell job, Kelly!
                I expect that any of us would like to be able to paint that well.
                And if you used a scroll saw, it's scrolling!!
                I think more than kids will love them - I especially like the bat and that crazy spider - might have something to do with those nifty fangs!!
                Please keep showing us your stuff.
                Sandy
                PS Where did you buy that fun pattern (If you don't mind someone else doing them, too)?

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                • #9
                  Kelly ~ those look great!!
                  I was a painter before a scroller - bought the scrollsaw because I couldn't cut out the intricate ornaments I wanted to paint. That led to fretwork. I do both now - more painting actually, especially around this time of year! PM me if you want some painting forums to join....
                  Theresa
                  Theresa

                  http://WoodNGoods.weebly.com

                  http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I'll keep posting my stuff.

                    Gill, as for Christmas, I still have to get through Halloween and Thanksgiving. I could use another week if not two before Halloween. Too many Scare D. Kats to finish before then. I've got folks at work now wanting to buy some of my magnets. I need to figure out a way to paint at work when I'm not busy (sure the boss will love that).

                    Sandy, I ordered it from thewindfieldcollection.com. The item number is HC8. It's supposed to a Halloween garland. Each one is actually about 5 or 6 inches but I didn't like the way the garland looked so I shrunk them down to what I considered magnet size. I think they would make great lapel pins too. The spider and bat may be a little large, but the rest would be just about right.

                    The bat, skeleton head and mummy (the bandages) all glow in the dark. They look really cool at night on the black fridge.
                    Kelly
                    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Forester21
                      PM me if you want some painting forums to join....
                      Go on, Theresa, be adventurous and post the links on the open forum. You never know, other people might also be interested.

                      I dare you .

                      Gill
                      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                      • #12
                        Kelly,

                        Those are just lovely!

                        The painting is really just finishing. Yours is just better than mine can be sometimes.

                        What do you use to do the painting? Oils, acrylics?
                        Do you brush or airbrush?
                        Do you add a varnish on top?
                        What type of magnets do you use, rare-earth?
                        How do you make them hold? Epoxy, Urethane glue, CA?

                        And you thought we wouldn't be interrested, huh?

                        I'm always open to learning something new.

                        Curiously,
                        Marcel
                        http://marleb.com
                        DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                        NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Gill
                          Go on, Theresa, be adventurous and post the links on the open forum. You never know, other people might also be interested.

                          I dare you .

                          Gill
                          Here's the 2 I frequent: both are Delphi sites - free to sign up for, or you can pay to not deal with the ads....
                          Painting for Fun and Profit: http://forums.delphiforums.com/IB_Paintin/start
                          Painters Cafe: http://forums.delphiforums.com/painterscafe1/start

                          Theresa
                          Theresa

                          http://WoodNGoods.weebly.com

                          http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Marcel,

                            I can answer some of your questions as I've been making some fret work magnets myself.

                            What type of magnets do you use, rare-earth? I order from Lee Valley rare - earth as they do the job. I use the smallest one 1/4 and they are strong. They can hold up something like 2 lbs.

                            How do you make them hold? Epoxy, Urethane glue, CA? Epoxy 5 minute glue is the best one which is also recommended. I would not use the other 2 you mentioned as sooner or later it will get unglued, With the epoxy glue if it gets unglued then your not putting enough glue on.

                            Hope this helps

                            Eric

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                            • #15
                              Kelly,

                              This is just what I’ve been looking for! I’ve been trying to come up with “yet another thing” for my daughter and her friends to do at a Halloween party and this would be perfect. I can cut out a bunch, have a few already painted, and then let them paint the rest. (My daughter been after me to make something that she could paint recently.) Thanks so much for posting this.
                              Jim
                              Undone - I'm not finished yet

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