Lately I have thoroughly enjoyed designing a series of Damask style scroll saw patterns. The beautiful and flowing Damask designs have a way of giving wood movement and grace and they are also very forgiving for scroll sawyers who may accidentally wander off the line a bit. They make wonderful backdrops for many types of designs and offer a contemporary yet classic look. The addition of strategically placed overlay pieces make interesting and appealing plaques that can be either displayed hung on a wall or even set up in a small easel and placed on a mantle or sofa table.
While the designs look stunning finished naturally using mineral oil and a light coat of spray shellac, as usual I took things a step further and used some incredible DecoArt products to bring it up to another level. As a final step, I embellished the plaque with some beautiful crystal hot fix rhinestones. I like the way the icy blue stones accented the blue back board. It really gave the project that final ingredient to make it look extra special.
– 8″ diameter