Scroll Saw Patterns
SLD514 - Layered Angel Ornaments (scroll saw pattern & painting instructions)
This is an instructional SCROLL SAW PATTERN. If you are looking for a more detailed Tole Painting Pattern, please click on the Painting Patterns section tab above. :)
You will love making these simple and elegant angel ornaments for Christmas, or any time of the year. They beautiful angels are each made of two pieces of thin wood - one for the wings and the other for the angels themselves - to give them a detailed and dimensional look. The detail lines are done using a simple veining scroll saw technique, which is simply 'drawing with the blade'. You cut into the wings, etc. to add the detail lines and back out the saw. What is left is the kerf line which accents the pieces beautifully. I purposely kept the lines in these beautiful girls simple so that even a newer sawyer can cut them successfully. And they are great for stack cutting and making multiple pieces for shows and sales!
I cut one set from hard wood (ash with maple wings) and I stack cut another set in 1/8" Baltic birch plywood to add some color with painting. Another benefit of the veining lines is that they act as a barrier and keep the paint within the lines, making it easier for even a novice painter to create a beautiful result. Just look at my samples! The angels shown here are just blocked in using a single color and then I used a layer of CLEAR Glamour Dust paint over them to make them sparkle. I used the same color of Glamour Dust on all six angels with beautiful results. I did use the GOLD glamour dust for the wings, but you could even use the clear there, too if you don't want to invest in lots of colors.
Each angel is approximately 5" - 6" tall. The pattern includes cutting and EASY painting instructions for you to follow - or choose your own colors! I know you are going to have fun making lots of these ornaments!