Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fleur-de-lis Paperweight

Sometimes I'm really surprised at which posts get the most attention.  Playing With Rocks" is now my third most pinned tutorial.  Well, here's another quick rock project.




Just follow my "Adding Dimension" tutorial.  I used a fleur-de-lis stencil, and wood filler for the raised image.  I gave it a few coats of gesso, and now I have a nice little paperweight.




Quick, quick, quick.


18 comments:

Cristina Garay said...

Quick, simple, beautiful! I love it!!

Anne said...

Rosemary,
Easy and elegant!~~~Love~~~ <3
xx
Anne

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I know what you mean about being surprised over which posts get the most activity. Love your new rock paper weight!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks really pretty!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

"clever girl" has struck again!! amazaaaaaaazong! :)

Kelly said...

That is such a creative idea. I always forget about raised stencils. That would be something fun to have young kids do to make as teacher gifts. Teachers can always use a cute paper weight! Of course, they wouldn't be as polished as yours. Ha!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Quick and lovely. If you don't mind me asking where do you check your stats for pins from your blog?

Brandi said...

Hmm...I have some rocks! Great tutorial!!

Ticking and Toile said...

Oh wow! totally want to try that!!
At a minimum I need to pick up a big ol' box of gesso so I can start doing some of these fun projects! :)
xoxo,
Shellagh

Olive Cooper said...

You do QUICK really well. I recently joined Pinterest and surprised to see people had pinned some of my images.

agnés said...

Une belle idée

Jeannine said...

Ooh, very pretty!

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Quick and easy. Thanks for sharing. Finally got to play with the gesso and it was awesome!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your charming project at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

Burlap Luxe said...

Ooooh how great is this, I have enough things going on in my life Rosemary and now you have added something else to it... LOL :)

I love this, I wonder if you could do this with quick cement and make stepping stones and then use the cement for the Fleur de lis before the stone cement sets up ?

Going to try this Now !!!
thank you for inspiring and sharing.
xx
Dore

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Rosemary!!! Oh MY!!! You continue to make the most elegant things with your imagination and talent!! Wow, I want to try this!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

simple elegance....just like you Rosemary. Love it

Curtains in My Tree said...


A friend purchased an old mirror and it had a few roses off the side and I imediately told her to get gesso , she already knew .I thought you you right off , gesso makes everything better LOL