Sunday, July 24, 2011

Elizabeth's Studio: Awesome Technique

Elizabeth's Studio: Awesome Technique: "I don't know how many of you are familiar with the women's only Ning artist site www.milliande.ning.com but if you aren't you should go over..."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Where Bloggers Create blog party!

Welcome to my studio/garage where I create, teach, design, and hang out most of the time. The garage is heated and has air conditioning which is a must here in Scottsdale Arizona. Here are some pictures you might like to see that will give you an idea of what my students have done in class. By the way, every time, when I go online every morning, there are 6-8 hits about classes. Because of this I have started a new concept for people who can not take my classes..It is called DECOUPAGE CLASS IN A BOX. You can order from me or on Etsy. It has all the prints and most of the supplies you will need to finish your project for yourself, or to give as gifts or to sell.


More examples of projects
This little table was done in my 18th century prints. The legs and apron around the top was painted antique white then spattered with orange shellac. Below this set of frames from Hobby Lobby were painted and around the edges faux French ribbon prints were added for interest. 18th century prints were used in the different size frames. A tassle, also from Hobby Lobby, was glued to the bottom.


One of the first projects students do are these faux  French wine tiles. They were put  together with a drawer pull, ribbon and a tassle again from Hobby Lobby. ( Gel Medium was used to adhere the ribbon to the back of the tiles )
                                                                 


Planter with repousse owl, door front done with casein and antiqued and another view of French table

Repousse Country French costume figure in a frame on paper. Faux ribbon around edge of frame

View'd optique or elevations some call this technique. Rose and butterfly in a shadowbox frame.

Why I like to work in my studio/garage because of the built-in cabinets  I can store lots of things.

Now you have an idea what decoupage is all about. If you would ask me questions please blog me and I will be happy to answer them...Vonda