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I am an artist from Venice Beach and have been selling my plaques on the boardwalk for the last 20 years.
The plaques are done in a "Burn 'N' Brush" style decoupage. I use discarded plywood from construction sites( I am lucky to have several construction workers in my family and the supply of plywood is endless it seems) and once the wood is cut, I laminate a picture to the wood and stain or burn the wood.
Once this step is accomplished I seal the wood with 3 layers of sealer to protect the image and add a little hand written history of the image on the back of the plaques. I also add a strip of leather on the back for easy hanging. There will be little imperfections in the wood or the images here and there....thats all part of the process and the look.

Note: All listed images are stock photos...no plaque is ever the same and the wood…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 23
  • Joined November 10, 2007

Favorite materials

Wood paint and wool

About

I am an artist from Venice Beach and have been selling my plaques on the boardwalk for the last 20 years.
The plaques are done in a "Burn 'N' Brush" style decoupage. I use discarded plywood from construction sites( I am lucky to have several construction workers in my family and the supply of plywood is endless it seems) and once the wood is cut, I laminate a picture to the wood and stain or burn the wood.
Once this step is accomplished I seal the wood with 3 layers of sealer to protect the image and add a little hand written history of the image on the back of the plaques. I also add a strip of leather on the back for easy hanging. There will be little imperfections in the wood or the images here and there....thats all part of the process and the look.

Note: All listed images are stock photos...no plaque is ever the same and the wood grain of the plaque you receive, might be slightly different than the plaque you see listed.

I have been very successful in Venice and thought I would add a few images on etsy for the folks, that can't make it to the famous boardwalk in Venice.
I also do custom orders...any photo or image you want on wood, I can do it for you. If you have a specific musician you would like on wood, e-mail me, more than likely I have an image here you will like...I have hundreds of images and only roughly 50 are listed.
You want a family photo on wood, I can do that too...you send me the image and 2 weeks later you can expect to have your plaque delivered to you.

Besides making plaques in the "Burn and Brush" style, I also love to paint, mainly folkart
I am also a caregiver for Altzheimer patients.

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