четверг, 8 декабря 2016 г.

Creating Silhouette Art using a Scroll Saw - Reality Daydream

Creating Silhouette Art using a Scroll Saw - Reality Daydream
Creating Silhouette Art using a Scroll Saw - Reality Daydream
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Learn how to use your scroll saw! {Reality Daydream}

I decided to play around with some ideas, and started with cutting a 1” pine board down to 8×10 plaques. Then I routed the edges for decorative purposes. You could totally buy wood plaques at a craft store that already have the routed edges if that’s easier. (just make sure it’s not plywood)


silhouette signs
silhouette signs

For the sake of this tutorial, I chose a horse silhouette image that I found here.


Horse Silhouette ~ Scroll Saw Art Tutorial {Sawdust and Embryos}
Horse Silhouette ~ Scroll Saw Art Tutorial {Sawdust and Embryos}

I printed my horsey friend onto a transparency and projected the image onto my board with an overhead projector. (if you don’t own one, check your local library… they often rent them out for free!)


Creating a silhouette plaque using a Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}
Creating a silhouette plaque using a Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}

Then I drilled a hole in his foot. POOR LITTLE BUDDY.


Silhouette Horse Plaque Artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}
Silhouette Horse Plaque Artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}

Next, I took the blade off my scroll saw and fished it through the hole and put secured the blade back in place! (Using a scroll saw to create silhouette artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}

Using a scroll saw to create silhouette artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}

Then you’re off!


Using a Scroll Saw to make Reverse Silhouette Artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}
Using a Scroll Saw to make Reverse Silhouette Artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}

Keep both hands on the wood, and just steer it through… keeping the blade on the line. It’s a lot more simple than it looks. And I’m not just saying that because I’ve put in about 150 hours on this sucker.


When you come to places that are tight or come to a point, just let the blade go to the point, and then pull it back and bypass it. You’ll come back and get the other half of all the little points after you cut the bulk of the silhouette.


Create Silhouette Artwork using a Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}
Create Silhouette Artwork using a Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}

Once you make your way around the entire image, turn off your scroll saw and pop it out. How satisfying!


Scroll Saw Silhouette Art {Sawdust and Embryos}
Scroll Saw Silhouette Art {Sawdust and Embryos}

Then it’s time to go in there and finish off all those half-peaks.


Using a scroll saw to create silhouette artwork {Sawdust & Embryos}
Using a scroll saw to create silhouette artwork {Sawdust & Embryos}

That’s it! All done! I lightly sanded the edges with 200 grit and slapped on a comb hook on the back for easy hanging!


Using a Scroll Saw to create simple Silhouette Artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}
Using a Scroll Saw to create simple Silhouette Artwork {Sawdust and Embryos}

I left this one as plain wood because of all the tiny cracks and crevices, but on a less detailed piece you could totally paint and/or stain. On this next piece I did, I stained the inside edges with Rustoleum Dark Walnut, and painted the front/sides white. And you can put fabric behind and change it out whenever you want!


Tutorial~ Using a Scroll Saw to create Silhouette Art {Sawdust and Embryos}
Tutorial~ Using a Scroll Saw to create Silhouette Art {Sawdust and Embryos}

And if you want to get really fancy, you can do some people… like Joseph and preggo mother Mary.


Learn how to make Silhouette Artwork using a Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}
Learn how to make Silhouette Artwork using a Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}

If you’ve been reading our blog for any amount of time, you know there are TONS of things to do with a scroll saw. Things that are SIMPLE and DOABLE! Here are a few examples!


United States {Sawdust and Embryos}
United States {Sawdust and Embryos}
DIY-Bracket-shaped-Barn-Board-Sign
Wooden Topography Art {Sawdust & Embryos}
Wooden Topography Art {Sawdust & Embryos}
Build-your-own-tablet-or-recipe-book-holder-to-keep-your-iPad-off-the-messy-counter-
'House Divided' Broken Bracket-Shaped Sign {Sawdust and Embryos}
'House Divided' Broken Bracket-Shaped Sign {Sawdust and Embryos}
Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}
Scroll Saw {Sawdust and Embryos}

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