over the last month, i've worked on one of the most detailed decoupage projects that i've ever made: a large chest of drawers with decoupage, lino printing, metal leaf, and wood staining. here are some pictures of the completed project. in a few days i will put up an essay and a slideshow which will document the process, to give you an idea of how a project evolves.
i don't know how the colours will come out on individual computers. the wood is stained in blue, teal and purple with a pink-red undertone. i know that in some of my own pictures i wasn't satisfied with the colour resolution. some of them were taken inside, and some outside; overall i found that some of the pictures had a dominant bluish tone while others have a predominantly yellowish tone. so there is already some colour distortion. the reality, as with much else in life, is somewhere in between!
|another front view|
|an 'aerial' view of the top. |
the centre features photos of frescoes,
the borders are composed of photos
made into a frieze, and the
corners are metal leaf overprinted with lino blocks
|close up of lino printing, wood staining and |
printed highlights over the wood stain,
|detail from the top of the chest|
|view of side panel. this picture was taken |
before varnishing, and before i painted
the feet of the chest