Now that's cool.
I love that even people who've never heard of Firefly (aka "sad people") can appreciate something like this. The lyrics are beautiful on their own, and the plaque has a rugged Asian/steampunk vibe that could go with all kinds of different decor.
The artist doesn't give any further explanation on how it's made, but the pics alone are great inspiration for us DIY types:
In fact, I could see this working beautifully with thin Masonite sheets, metal rivets, and metallic paints and glazes. Just smooth on some joint compound/spackling to give the wood a rugged texture before painting, and then use letter stamps to inset the text into the texture. Hmm.... [plotting]
Ok, now I want to make one. Yep, this is going on the list!
The long, long list. Heh.
A big thanks to reader Kelli for sending me the link!
What's on your crafty to-do list today, guys?
UPDATE: I've since talked to the artist, Sara, and she's made lots more amazing stuff! (Another fabulous Firefly plaque here.) Check out her Flickr account to see more, and watch her brand new Etsy store for future goodies. Also feel free to contact her about commissions!