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Topic: Sexy Soy Sauce -- NEW Sushi Plates Added  (Read 2661 times)
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« on: December 07, 2007 08:45:34 AM »

I got into some crazy collage flow state yesterday and produced these to go with the soy sauce bottle.

The geisha image is a larger version of the same one used on the soy sauce bottle.

A detail of the text: a silky piece of tofu tests the experience of a young geisha in training. (Edited from original caption for poetic continuity.)

My signature on the back.

The fish plate fortune cookie: Today you should spend some time to search in yourself.

Fish plate back. (The background image on the fish plate is from a champagne ad.)

I think of these as a His and Hers set. They are for my step-sister and her husband for Christmas.


Just a little decoupage job.
The image is from National Geographic July 1987: The Prodigious Soybean cover story.
I have been hoarding copies of it from library bookstores and thrift stores.
I am going to decoupage four glass bread plates to coordinate with the theme and present them as a sushi set for Christmas.
Also, I am thinking of doing a little black wire wrapping/beading embellishment around the neck. Maybe mini chopsticks fashioned from wooden skewers.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007 10:18:40 AM »

Pretty nifty.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007 11:42:24 AM »

Very clever!  Please post your sushi set when it's done! I've been super interested in decoupaging on glass (to be used for food) and nervous about it.  Are you  going to resin the finished product?  I'm so enamored of John Derian's stuff, but there's just no way to justify the expense on my budget.

In a weird-connection-like way, I just got off the phone with a photographer friend who's photo was just selected to be in National Geographic April 2008.  Maybe I'll make him a plate of his image after it comes out... and I've gained confidence.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007 08:04:02 PM »

Thanks, gals.

TheMistressT, I am a little bit foolhardy in my habit of learing new skills as I employ them in the making of gifts. I am big on research, though. As far as I have read, sealed glass plates can be hand washed. What I have learned as I go is to be sparing with the Podge. And if one screws up too badly, the whole thing can be scrubbed before it sets. This is good for conserving glass. Not so much for the OOAK archival images Embarrassed

I'll be sure to post the whole set when I am done.

Please pass my congrats to your friend. That is a major accomplishment. Geographic has the best photographers.

(And I am the typical spoiled Washingtonian who does not take advantage of having free access to the Explorer's Hall.)
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2007 05:18:03 PM »

Very hot! I have been wondering what we could do with those bottles. Hubb refuses to buy a refill bottle and just reuse...so I've got a bunch hanging out. Hrmmm..........migh t have to do some smooth talking

Great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2007 03:26:12 PM »

Wow.Just wow.
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2007 04:02:20 PM »

Yowza!  So awesome!  Collage intimidates me, yours are clever and sexy.
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2007 04:57:26 PM »

Thanks, gals. The collage just stared to flow at a certain point. It does take some playing around.
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