Chasing Life In A Shadow Box: Love From Paris.
Shadow Box Nr. 3
Beautiful japanese 100% cotton fabric and Kokeshi soft-paper dolls and small tree. What an idea for a unique birthday gift: to decorate a 30×40 cm. canvas with the decoupage technique. First of all I need a soft pencil to design the template on the canvas front side, the scissors to cut out my fabric symmetrically and vinyl glue (or special fabric-glue). Also a flat brush to spread an adequate glue measure on to paste the ten fabric pieces, my fingers to hold and press the fabric down while it dries. Then I use a satin water-based varnish gel to create a protective finishing. I apply a thin uniform coat with a specific smooth flat brush and let dry for at least six hours. I repeat twice, or three times. Finally, I paste the japanese Kokeshi soft-paper dolls and small tree to the copper lamina and cut them out carefully. I glue them with hot-melt adhesive by a hot-glue gun directly to my fabric. To embellish I choose a white wooden frame.