Pick up your scroll saw again! Here are almost 100 scroll saw projects for all skill levels, featuring dozens of wildlife patterns. This jam-packed book includes helpful instructions on the basics of scroll saw as well as more difficult techniques like converting a traditional fretwork woodworking into a 3-D relief or fashioning a shadow box pattern. It goes beyond other pattern books by providing instructions for altering patterns so woodworkers can create a unique piece of art every time. Among the exciting patterns detailed are eagles, owls, cougars, bobcats, wolves, bears, and even a whale. Tips on how to build a display for newly completed pieces are also included. Enter the creative world of scroll saw art and crafts with this exciting book of wildlife projects by Marilyn Carmin, featuring bears, wild cats, birds of prey, and many other fierce predators of North America ready to leap off the page and into your next project. Perfect for scroll saw crafts of all levels and skills, this collection of beautiful patterns and templates can easily be adapted for use across a variety of mediums such as pyrography, embroidery, fiber, and paints. The book is divided into three sections for easy navigation through instructional tips, a gallery of projects, and the patterns you will use to make stunning pieces of scroll saw art. Patterns are organized into the following categories: North American Birds of Prey, North American Cats, and North American Canines. Plus, it includes a bonus pattern: The Orca Whale! At every step, the artist is encouraged to take inspiration from the patterns provided and make them their own. Marilyn provides detailed instruction on how to highlight the focal point, use interesting backgrounds, and add enhancements to create complete projects that go beyond simple crafts to become stunning works of art. Learn how to use different scroll saw techniques like intarsia, fretwork, overlays, reversing a design, relief work, inlay design, and changing your backdrop to bring your scroll saw art to the next level of creativity and skill. Read about wood choices that can make or break your project, color, grain that can influence the visual impact of your piece, and working with irregular materials to bring a unique aspect to your scroll saw projects. Even display and framing are covered in this instructional project book, including quick and easy instructions to build a rustic log frame for your artwork. Here is a book created to spur the scroll saw artist past their inhibitions and into brave new worlds full of the powerful and savage predators of North America.
At $2.94 billion annual retail sales, woodcrafts surpass every other craft segment. - 13% of U.S. households participate in wood crafting.- Woodcrafts have the 2nd highest per-project spending ($45) after wedding crafts.- Author is a recognized woodworking artist who teaches seminars and exhibits her work at galleries and woodworking fairs across the United States. - Artistic book goes beyond teaching readers HOW to scroll. it teaches them how to scroll CREATIVELY.U119
*Helpful instructions on the basics of scroll saw *More difficult techniques like converting a traditional fretwork woodworking into a 3-D relief or fashioning a shadow box pattern *Instructions for altering patterns so woodworkers can create a unique piece of art every time *Includes exciting patterns for eagles, owls, cougars, bobcats, wolves, bears, and even a whale *Tips on how to build a display for newly completed pieces *Perfect for scroll saw crafts of all levels and skills