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a quick and easy nameplate which makes a great gift :)
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.

Posted by Drew Von Sadist from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India • Published See Drew Von Sadist's 14 projects »
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  • Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 3
    Step 3

    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

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now go on adding the rest of you petals to the main central petal.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 5
    Step 5

    Your final rose should look like the one in the picture.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 6
    Step 6

    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.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once placed on the corner, take the sharpened side of a pencil and poke it down the center of your rose.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remove the pencil slowly and
    TA-DA!
    your rose is ready.
    Use the remaining m-seal to make some leaves.
    Carve the veins of the leave with a pencil

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 9
    Step 9

    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.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 10
    Step 10

    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.

  • How to make a plaque / sign. Diy Nameplate - Step 11
    Step 11

    Finally, take a black glass outliner or marker and write the desired name across

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