Thursday, June 27, 2013

Inspirational Plaques and Unexpected Easel

I've been designing inspirational plaques.  Here's one, created with one of my vintage floral images.

I added the words in script.  It's applied to salvaged wood, and distressed around the edges.

After finishing it, I began working on a small rack, using salvaged wood, a copy of vintage fleur-de-lis paper, and vintage screw-in hooks.

Looking at the rack lying on it's back, I thought it made the perfect easel for my plaque.

So, now, it has a dual purpose.

I designed this next plaque for my friend Nancy.  She asked me to make an inspirational plaque for her, using one of my favorite verses.

I created this piece with paper mache, paint, plaster, and a dimensional design.  It has a peaceful feel, and, it's a lot lighter than the concrete I've been applying this verse to.

See ya soon.

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  1. You are truly clever - I never ever tire of seeing the beauty you create, Rosemary! SO pretty!

  2. Nice!!! So great when things just fall into place isn't it Rosemary. Luv the piece.
    Hugs, Gee

  3. Such beautiful words to remember!

  4. What a great way to make an easel. Only you would think of this. Beautiful quote and plaque. Love you and your creations.

  5. So pretty Rosemary! I gave you a little shout out on my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

  6. You are one talented gal. I love the image but the back looks so great now with the paper and vintage hooks I would have to place it so you could see both sides.
    Enjoy Kathy

  7. LOVE this! I love the paper you used for this project, Rosemary.

  8. love the white one, and easel idea is great!

  9. Hi Rosemary, I just love your plaques and that stand is so perfect, not sure what one I love more, but again you inspired me :)

    Come stop by and see my love sign towards the bottom of my new post.

    lots of love to you.

  10. I love the idea of inspirational plaques--these are so pretty! Everyone needs a pick me up these days :)

  11. I can relate to the saying on the floral plaque. I really need to slow down sometimes and appreciate the little things. =)


  12. You are just as inspirational as those words on the plaques!!!...Gorgeous Rosemary!!

  13. You truly are amazing Rosemary!!! Gorgeous!


  14. LOVE how you re-purposed the rack! So creative! The chandy is my favorite.....G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S Blessings~~~Roxie

  15. I love your rose project. So pretty and cheerful.

  16. BOTH are gorgeous! I needed the pretty picture with your plaque and Romans 12:12 on it today, thank you for this post! :)



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