A silhouette of springtime tulips to enjoy in winter, an airplant perch, and a glass tube vase—a little vintage, a little rustic, these three wooden plaque projects would be at home in a Victorian sun room or a woodland lodge.
2. You can find your silhouettes in a stock image gallery (either as already-rendered silhouettes, or as flowers you can create silhouettes from), or in your garden. I modeled my plaques on Victorian portraits and specimen displays, so I used real flowers to design portraits with a stylized verisimilitude. Select subjects with interesting silhouettes, then photograph them on a white background. You want to shoot high contrast/low shadow to get a clean contour. Create a silhouette in Photoshop or a similar photo-editing application by adjusting the contrast, selecting the flower and filling it with black, or by tracing the contour. Adjust the size so it will fit on your plaque, and print.