I had made one of these nameplates earlier for my place and everyone seems to really like it and it makes an awesome house warming gift!! (I made this one for a family friend and she loves it :)
There is just one tiny problem..
The thing which I used to make the roses is this clay like product known as m-seal back here in India.
Once you get it you get it out of the packet and knead it well, it hardens slowly, so you need to work with it real quick.
Once it hardens completely, it is impossible to break it (Unless you smash it with a hammer or something, but why would you want to do that?!)
So if you decide to go ahead with this project, find a similar product which hardens on it own without having to bake it.
First, get a plank of wood.
The one I used was bout 12 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. Use sand paper to file the ends if necessary.
Before you start, I suggest you throw a lil powder on your table and hands or cover you work area with newspaper. N-seal tends to get sticky.Now get your m-seal and knead it well. After kneading, grab small chunks and flatten them out. This will work as your rose petals.
You can the petals big or small, depending on how big you want your roses.
Take a flattened piece of m-seal and gently roll the side inwards.
You can wrap it around pencil if required.
Pinch it slightly downwards.
This will work as your central part of the flower
Now go on adding the rest of you petals to the main central petal.
Your final rose should look like the one in the picture.
Now place the rose on the corner of your plank, Make sure to smoothen the bottom of the rose to avoid it from getting bulky.
Once placed on the corner, take the sharpened side of a pencil and poke it down the center of your rose.
Remove the pencil slowly and
your rose is ready.
Use the remaining m-seal to make some leaves.
Carve the veins of the leave with a pencil
Cover up alternate opposite corners with roses.
Since the m-seal is white, paint the roses and leaves completely black.
Then, take a colour of your choice (i used bronze) and paint the wood completely.
Take a lil bronze paint and swiftly brush it over the roses.
DO NOT PAINT THEM.
This will give your roses and leaves a nice dull effect.
Finally, take a black glass outliner or marker and write the desired name across