26 January 2010

Transformation

Remember how I said that I'd découpaged an old stool as a Christmas present? The recipient's parents sent me some pictures, since I'd forgotten to take any before wrapping.

Milo x 3

All the greenery is from magazine advertisements, catalogs, invitations or brochures. I save seas of green grass, aerial landscapes, stylized leaves, water droplets. I collect stuff without text or figure or structure - but with pattern and texture and color.

milo detailThe block letters of the name are cut from a glossy brochure that introduced the Gehry building at Bard College - its undulating roof of shimmery steel shingles abstractly blue in contrast to the greens underneath.

I didn't do much to prepare the stool - I roughed up the flat surfaces with some sandpaper, and set to work with the Mod Podge. I'm pleased with how it came out - but even better? So's the nine month old recipient.

11 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

Verry cool! I love the green nature theme.

Kelly said...

That is awesome. I feel an itch to decoupage.

Bibliomama said...

What an amazing gift.

mayberry said...

It's beautiful! Love the contrast.

painted maypole said...

nice!

tattytiara said...

That's very cool! I like how the textures in the images play off one another.

alejna said...

That's so very cool. I'm glad they sent you photos.

heidi said...

This is gorgeous. You could totally make a living doing these.

The Library Lady said...

You should be selling stuff like this on Etsy or somewhere.

It's really incredible!

Gwen said...

You didn't tell me you were so damned crafty!

Can we still be friends?

Hip Mom's Guide said...

That is Fantastic! When in the world did you find time for such a cool project? You gave up sleep for this, didn't you?