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emilu
« on: January 27, 2006 09:15:23 PM »

I made this table years ago but I'm still proud of it.  It's made from pictures of Georgia O'Keeffe painting from an art book I bought at a thrift store and a small IKEA table my neighbor was throwing away!  The pages were nice and thick so I could line up the edges of all the pictures very easily.  After I glued all the pictures down nice and flat I covered it with many, many layers of varnish (top and legs separately), which yellowed the lighter parts of the pictures, but that's okay because they're bones and flowers!






Sorry for the blurry pictures - they were taken with my old camera in my old apartment.  I can take new pictures with my new camera if anyone wants to see up up close!
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006 09:26:30 PM »

i love the table! it is really unique!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006 11:05:16 PM »

I LOVE Georgia O'Keefe, and I REALLY love this table! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006 11:06:35 PM »

Ooh, lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006 04:02:40 AM »

I am absolutely shocked that there are not more comments on this - it is wonderful -very well done and the images and the style of table are a wonderful marriage - they fit very well...
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006 04:07:02 AM »

yay! vaginas!  no, seriously... i'm sorry.  you did a great job.  that really is unique.  i love it when people actually put themselves into home decoration.  a lot of my family in law house's look like showrooms.  it's so... eerie.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2006 08:15:18 AM »

What kind of glue and what kind of varnish?  I've never done anything like this and am thinking of all those art books I love to look at, but hardly ever do.
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006 08:03:40 PM »

What kind of glue and what kind of varnish?

Sorry it took me so long to reply!  I don't even remember what type of glue I used, but it probably doesn't matter, just plain white glue will work.  The nice thing about the art books is that the pages are so thick.  Gluing them to the table was just simple gluing, not decoupage.  What I remember doing is tracing the table onto a big piece of paper and planning how I was going to glue the pictures onto the table on the paper (shapes/sizes).  After the pictures were glued on, it was just a LOT of coats of polyurethane!
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2006 06:24:43 PM »

The work is breath-taking.  I don't think it's just a matter of simply gluing paper onto a table - your eye for composition really shines through in this.

Every home should have a yoni-flower table.

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2006 04:25:23 PM »

This is really, really very stunning.  More art than craft... 
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