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Topic: wearing stripes helps to appear thinner - Decoupage (IMG heavy)  (Read 10616 times)
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swampdragon
« on: May 24, 2007 12:06:53 PM »

I don't know if you have this saying as well, actually it is "Stripes make slim", but I would say it did work for my mock baroque night stand, which actually was quite plump. At first I had thought indeed of a baroque motif for it, but then said to myself: You are so predictable and boring! Now what would be quite opposite to fat Baroqueness (Is there such a word?) - and I came up with modern gift wrap with stripes (and glitter, I have to confess). I stripped the badly painted black colour completely and had to saw off the knobs  Angry, then it was sanded and painted white (acrylic paint) several times in thin layers with a paint roller where possible. I painted the stand completely, although large parts were supposed to get the paper on top, and I did this because the background was still dark wood and if the paper is too thin the dark shines through and you end up with dull colours. The gift wrap was quite thick actually, but I prefer to be on the safe side. (By the way, if you want to put thin paper onto a dark background, you first paint the backside of your motif white and then cut out) Back to the night stand: I then wallpapered it with the wrapping paper, which was a bit tricky when it came to the curves of the lid, and after drying it finally got some varnish and it was done. Now the little night stand is doing its job in my bedchamber and is a bit of a counterweight to all those angels and roses, where I really have no idea how they all managed to find their way into my bedroom Grin.

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lid
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While we are still in my bedroom I can show you as well the other little decoupaged thing hanging on the wall. It just got some colourwashed (silver) motifs from a Dover Pictorial Series Book, a bit of sanding and patina and that was it.

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Good night and I hope you like it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007 12:27:12 PM »

Oh my gosh I love it! Are those stripes glittery? That is awesome! Either way, it is SO adorable!
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2007 12:31:14 PM »

@olive-juice
Thanks and: Yes, they are!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007 01:27:56 PM »

WOW! That awesome! Very bold. Very professional job, too.  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2007 03:17:55 PM »

Please let us all know how you made this jewel, it's fantastic!
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2007 03:19:11 PM »

Quite different from your other posts...but equally well done.I like the slimming effect Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2007 03:23:20 PM »

I love this! I might do this to my dresser....
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2007 09:13:06 PM »

Fantastic job on the paint work.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2007 09:13:49 PM »

Fantastic job on the paint work.

I don't think its paint, its paper I think.
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2007 09:30:13 PM »

I don't think its paint, its paper I think.

I was referring to the white paint on the wooden frame  Smiley It looks flawless, which is impressive because the previous paint job looked a bit lumpy.
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