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« on: December 19, 2013 12:41:54 PM »

Last February (almost a year ago) I bought four stools and this week I finally finished the project. Lots of randomness happened… but I'm happy with the result Smiley Green and gold was what I wanted.

All four of them are different, but variations of the same theme. They each are decorated with book pages (different languages) and with stamps (different themes).

I varnished the legs with brown, and it was a mess, but I decided it's mostly how I wanted it… I'm not very good at painting things in a planned way. The gold crackle paint was part of the original idea, but it didn't really work the way I had planned. I was able to save the project anyway.

These two were kind of ok, but a tad bit boring, and I think the gold actually mostly improved how they look, although it didn't work as I had planned.

This was my favorite before the gold paint… I added some gold leaf (first time ever I used it). Now it's not so bad, but I still feel sad about it.

This one I liked the least before the gold and now I think it's my favorite. I added some gold-marbled paper pieces to it to cover the worst spots of gold paint and I really like the result. And the best thing is that I got this paper from a friend I don't really see that often, so now I think of her every time I see this stool.

And here they all are happily together, waiting for the guest to come Smiley
« Last Edit: December 19, 2013 12:42:21 PM by chirel » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013 03:25:04 PM »

I think they look wonderful. You know, anything you make does not always have to have a favorite. Love yourself for what you create. The time you take with things is worth everything. More than you can buy in a store. You took the time to do it, and think things out, and cared enough to work your best. That is what really matters. I think they look beautiful. And the gold certainly sets them off. And neat that you were able to experiment with different types of materials for them. And they are all unique.

What a wonderful project. And I love how they "nest", even if they were messy to do. Welcome to kindergarten 101 ! At least that is what I call it. When I create a frenzy of art  Grin {Don't put a wet paint sign, everyone has to touch}


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