Flower wall plaque

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Project by TJ65 posted 07-21-2014 01:15 AM 902 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I’ve managed to do the most of this project, all I have to do now is coat it AND figure out what to do with it. I’m thinking just to leave it as a wall plaque. It started out as the idea for a box lid but I didn’t like the finished carving left as plain wood. Once I started painting, it really started to come alive and look so much better. So then the idea of a box lid was becoming less than ideal.
As you can see in the pictures I had some help with this project. Our chickens had babies but weren’t ready for the mothering stage so I brought them inside and since it’s winter here I have been keeping them warm ! No I don’t nurse them ALL of the time but this day was particularly cold.

-- Theresa,

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 01:31 AM


FANTASTIC project!!

You did just a wonderful job!

Looks GREAT!

Super COOL!

What kind of Paint did you use? Good for Exterior?

You did GREAT!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 01:49 AM

Beautiful carving and painting! Painting done well can be the icing on a beautiful carving. Your painting really makes this really special!

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 01:55 AM

Wow… love them colors! I agree, it’s not a box lid. I like the idea of a wall hanging. Thanks for sharing! :)

-- I support the 28th Amendment.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 02:23 AM

That is really beautiful! Awesome, TJ. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 04:16 AM

I really like the use of the paint on the wood. Beautiful for sure.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 07-21-2014 04:58 AM


You’ve outdone yourself again! Beautiful plaque!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 09:39 AM

Great work Theresa. Beautiful carving and painting. You are a real artist!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 05:12 PM

Include me in all of the above admiration, Nice !!!! I could see it, with an appropate frame, hanging on our wall…. Again,,,,very nice job there, Tj.

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 10:57 PM

Great job! What is the size? Looks like Dogwood flowers – I could see this as an inset panel on the front of a larger chest or cabinet – or maybe a set of these as a “Spring Summer Fall Winter” grouping on a wall.
Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 04:36 AM

Thanks guys.
Joe the paint is Jo Sonja’s paint so it’s no good for exteriors. (And no ! I still haven’t hung the coat rack up ! )
The measurement is approx 16cm X 16cm
Leadhearder – I too thought they were dogwood roses however when I Googled them to get colouring a etc. I noticed that dogwood roses have 4 petals and not the three as in this. However I could not really find something similar so I went with the colouring’s of the Dogwood roses. (Artists prerogative !

-- Theresa,

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#11 posted 07-22-2014 05:06 AM

Excellent work there…. I looked at your other carvings and you do very nice work. Being totally new to carving myself I know I have a lot to learn..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#12 posted 07-22-2014 09:31 AM

Outstanding carving, as always, although I prefer it without colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 07-22-2014 10:07 AM

Beautiful, simply beautiful!!!

-- John, Illinois,

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#14 posted 07-22-2014 10:57 AM

This is a beautiful carving, no matter how or where you put it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 07-22-2014 10:52 PM

What a wonderful looking plaque. You’ve done yourself proud.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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