Archivi tag: carta patinata

Chasing Life In A Shadow Box: Polla’s Daydream

Shadow Box Nr. 1.

Shadow Box Nr. 1

Gestern war Ich schlau, und wollte die Welt verändern.  Heute bin Ich weise, und verändere mich selbst.

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Shadow Box Nr. 1

(Fonts: thanks to Poet Dschalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi - 1207-1273)
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A Birthday Gift & Japan !

a birthday gift & japan 5a birthday gift & japan 2

a birthday gift & japan 3 a birthday gift & japan 6

 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.

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