I prepared my pattern as detailed in my business card holder post. Here are the two pattern pieces, ready to cut.
I can't tell you how much I love this Proxxon scroll saw!! It makes creating ever so much fun—and it's easy!!
When the pieces where cut, I removed the patterns, and used my Proxxon Delta sander to sand the pieces to a smooth finish.
|Cut pieces ready to be sanded|
The next step was staining and adding a finish coat to the pieces. I used a blend of raw umber and black-green acrylic paints that I rubbed on with a soft cloth. After those paints dried, I added highlights with golden rub-and-buff. The last step was sealing the pieces with matte PPA.