A commisioned Christmas gift

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Project by drfixit posted 12-14-2009 06:08 AM 1707 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Wooden portrait a lady at my day job wanted me to do for her daughter. It is a picture of her daughter and boy friend. I used paint shop pro to turn the photo into a pattern then used 1/8” birch plywood to cut it out. Laid black felt behind it. I used some some clear pine to make the frame for it and bought a cheap 8×10 frame to get the glass. Finished to the pine frame with clear semi-gloss spray lacquer and a coat of wax.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 11:43 AM

that a new one on me, I didn’t know you could use that stuff to make patterns. It looks good!!

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 12:41 PM

Very clever.

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 01:13 PM

looks good ,

happy for everyone !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 03:18 PM

I love this =] What function did you use on paint shop to make the pattern?

-- Jess

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 03:50 PM

First you cut out the background of the image… then you play with brightness and contrast controls. It takes a little bit to get it right, then decrease the colors to 2, black and white. Some where on the internet I have seen a program made just for doing this. I am guessing it is easier to use than my method. I think it is called Coyote Stencil Shop

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#6 posted 12-15-2009 01:51 AM

Nice work. I have been learning to make the patterns. I haven’t cut any yet.
Keep up the good work.


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