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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Decoupage and time

This is a wooden box I use to hold my tapestry tools. I used a very good book titled "Leslie Linsley's Decoupage" as a basic guide to assist me. I did however only put on 3 layers of polyurethane. The book suggested a minimum of 10 coats - but the paper is protected and that is enough for me at this point. I used Benjamin Moore Aura paint and Stay's Clear polyurethane. The book did not recommend any particular product's. I have used these product's in the past for other applications and for this project - they were excellent. The flower is from a botanical art journal. It is a reprint of a pencil and watercolor drawing done by Lilian Snelling in 1934. The flower is Ranunculus asiaticus var. albus. It is a native of the eastern Mediterranean region and is found in mountain pastures. This wild flower was used to create a hybrid in the cut flower industry. Admittedly I am spending more time offline. I am connecting with the internet far less and even that has begun to seem like a lot. The time offline has reminded me of another life - the one I had before my phone. It had it's advantages and I am finding those again.

Sent from my iPhone

Sent from my iPhone

5 comments:

  1. Just outstanding. I love what you have created and I think 3 coats is more than enough...and I am with you, rediscovering life unplugged. It's glorious!

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    1. Hi Kim What I want my readers to know is that if they want the surface to be perfectly smooth they will need more than three coats. Glorious is the perfect word to describe " disconnected."

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  2. So, so elegant and pretty...

    Happy Spring, Dear!

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