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Topic: Decoupage: cabinet "pompeiian style"  (Read 11322 times)
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swampdragon
« on: April 26, 2007 09:22:06 AM »

Hi to you all,
this is an amazing website and I am glad I found it, for the crafting websites here in Germany are just toooo cute for my taste.
My favourite pastime is Decoupage and here there are especially innocent little pieces of furniture which don't stand a chance against me.

Please excuse my mistakes in translation.

Andrea

Before
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/208/473574018_6ed270d5b0.jpg[/img]]http://www.flickr.com

Motifs taken from calendar with fresco motifs from Pompeii and Herculaneum. Leave garlands are handpainted.
After
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/495977549_84f2eeb85c.jpg[/img]]http://www.flickr.com


Top with faked fresco
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/205/495977553_7c33c22f29.jpg[/img]]http://www.flickr.com

The other photos with short explanations can be seen here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swampdragon/sets/72157600140295265/
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007 09:33:16 AM »

I can't connect with your photos Sad I love decoupage, so I really want to see them.
By the way I taught English as a second language and your translation is very good   Grin.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007 09:38:13 AM »

Looks great! It also looks like you linked with an ftp link instead of a hyperlink. [It's the button with the world with the little piece of paper in front of it, three in from the left on the bottom] So, here you go:

swampdragon's fantastic cabinet!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007 09:50:37 AM »

Thank you! How did you did that? Anyway, perhaps I should have read the FAQ properly. Hopefully it will work this time, although Flickr just told me, they are having a hiccup.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/swampdragon/sets/
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2007 10:45:53 AM »

Code:
[url=http://flickr.com/photos/7990474@N03/sets/72157600133763993/detail/]swampdragon's fantastic cabinet!![/url]

Here's the "code view" of how I made the text link instead of the actual address. Flickr is hiccuping but I was able to get through to see the photos before. Keep trying folks, it's stunning!
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2007 10:52:27 AM »

Oh my, how beautiful! You're very talented.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2007 11:01:07 AM »

It's just beautiful work. Totally transformed the piece.

Decoupage is wonderful, isn't it? Once you get into it, it's as if it opens up a whole world of potential projects.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2007 11:32:29 AM »

WOW! I got into the pictures. A really beautiful job. I love seeing plain ordinary pieces transformed by decoupage. I picked up an old copy of the book "Manning on Decoupage" written by a society mother/son team in 1969 that is full of beautiful classic pieces like this. Your piece rocks!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2007 12:08:54 PM »

Holy crack that was gorgeous. It was plain and white (which some like) but i love what you did with it. Im too scared to decopauge any furniture, my sister may yell at me lol.
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2007 12:11:09 PM »

That is a beautiful piece of furniture  Smiley well done!!
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2007 12:15:02 PM »

GORGEOUS! I love it. I'm afraid to admit that I'm a bit of a wimp and that I just slap a fresh coat of paint on things. I wish I wasn't because that is absolutely lovely.
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2007 01:02:49 PM »

Beautiful!  You took a boring peice and made it into something very special!
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2007 08:36:08 PM »

I find myself enchanted by your carefully orchestrated transformation of a "nice" piece of furniture into a Work of Art! Well done!

And I love the companion Fake fresco!
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2007 03:17:12 PM »

Well done! This is an excellent piece - I bet this would sell for a lot in a store.
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2007 02:31:58 AM »

Thank you all very much for your nice comments! Seems as if here are some Decoupage-lovers around.
I have had now some time to look around Craftster and am a bit confused to find Decoupage projects scattered in at least “Miscellaneous Completed Projects” and “Crafty Housewares: General” and “Crafty Housewares: Reconstructed”. Especically I can’t tell the difference in the Crafty Housewares section. I even translated “victorian blender” from the short description of the board and I know now that it is a mixer (and not a hurricane lamp/lantern as I suspected)  but still this doesn’t help me to see the difference. And if I look at the edited projects  people also don’t  know or it is not of importance.
I stumble over the meaning of “reconstructed”: Do I (have to) give an object a totally new meaning to edit it here or can  say a table still be a table after my “treatment”?
So I would like to edit more of my things, but meanwhile “have seen too much” and now I  don’t know where I should edit them. It would be nice if someone can explain me the difference. Sorry, if this is a stupid question, but English is not my first language and sometimes you just don’t get it.

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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2007 10:14:45 AM »

There isn't one specific place for decoupage projects because the medium on which you work can be very different. For example, a decoupaged table and a decoupaged journal are two very different items. I had to go and look for the "victorian blender" and the english word that is used is "vintage". Vintage is a mostly ambiguous word and can be used for anything and everything dating from the 1980's and earlier. Usually it's meant to indicate something that is not yet an antique [100 years or more old] but older than 10 years. Frequently it is used to describe things from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. The description is in reference to using an old item to make something new, in this case creating an electric lamp from an old blender [which is an electric mixer frequently used for things like milkshakes, and margaritas.] Sorry if I'm over-explaining!

As to where to put your projects...I don't spend a lot of time in this part of the site, but if you're ever in doubt you can send a private message to the moderator of the area [retroeva] for more clarification.
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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2007 11:18:26 AM »

TheBon, thank you for taking the time and writing the explanation. (No apologies needed. I am a teacher and there is no such thing as over-explanation... Grin )

So, if I turn a mixer into a lamp it's is definitely something different and this means that I am indeed  in the wrong department (because my cabinet still is a cabinet), but then a lot of other posters are wrong, too. But it looks as if you don't have to take this sorting too seriously. I think that is a compromise that I can live with.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2007 03:06:50 PM »

love your cabinet, it truly looks like it is very old but very beautiful
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2007 02:45:25 PM »

Brilliant! Just beautiful Cheesy  This would be SO expensive to buy donchaknow... excellent attention to details!
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2007 02:54:09 PM »

Your cabinet is beautiful .... and yes - probably you can sell it for quite a lot of money in a ritzy butique.
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« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2007 07:19:12 AM »

It is absolutely beautiful!!!
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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2007 07:01:52 PM »

You did such an amazing job... well done
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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2007 10:52:30 AM »

That turned into a beautiful functioning piece of art work. I know at least one of the stores in this area would sell that for some big time bucks.
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« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2007 08:49:15 AM »

I can't believe that I just now saw this! Holy cow!  Shocked I love what you did with this cabinet. In my area a local store sells cabinets that aren't nearly as nice as yours for well over 300 dollars. Well done!
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« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2010 10:01:03 AM »

Oh my goodness. This is just beautiful! It must have taken you quite a while to complete.
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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2010 10:07:22 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2011 11:12:26 AM »

Two years later, and it's still looking gorgeous. Great job!
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2011 08:08:19 PM »

This is so incredibly beautiful!  Gorgeous!  I wish I had your talent.  Bravo.  Well done!
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2011 09:02:32 PM »

oh WOW!!!!  The IDEAS that are now flowing through my brain...... AWESOME!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2012 11:10:12 AM »

That is absolutely stunning!  Well done Cheesy  Shocked
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« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2012 11:39:35 AM »

What an amazing transformation!  I checked out your flickr page too, and WOW.  You are very talented!
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2012 06:51:02 AM »

That is absolutely stunning. I am hoping to decoupage a desk soon, but I doubt it will be that good!
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« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2012 02:34:54 AM »

Thank you, Mama Sweetater and lillianlou!
The trick is simply to start and maybe have a copy of the motif/s, just in case you mess it up and have to start again.
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« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2012 01:40:54 PM »

Wow. I've done decoupage before but mine always turns out to be . . . hokey (silly, and not good).

Yours however is amazing. Just amazing.
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« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2012 09:40:20 AM »

Wow this is so pretty. I'm very impressed by your decoupaging skills. It ties in really well with the rest of the room.
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