Feb 7, 2009

as i was going through my photo collection ...

i found 3 pictures of a few decorative art pieces that i did a couple of years ago... i had forgotten i took pictures of them :)

this one is a stool that i painted for a friend's little girl. deanna loves barney, so her mom asked me if i could paint a stool for her. i remember asking myza (deanna's mommy) to give me some references to get a sense of barney's (and friends) actions and colors. she passed me some coloring books and this is what i came up with. deanna sits on this stool when she puts on her shoes :)


oh... this second piece i love very much. this is a name card holder so you can imagine the size of this piece. evon's hubby loves old cars. so he recently aquired a car similar to the one on the box (it's an old mini right? i'm quite bad at recognizing cars!) and evon thought that it will be great if i could paint "the car" for him. now... i didn't paint cars! i could only paint flowers!!! anyway, i decided to take up the challenge and see if i could paint a mini... a really mini mini to fit the name card holder. got some automobile magazines, used them as guide and got to work. to my delight, it came out looking like a mini! ha! though this one took me ages to finish, but it was well worth it!

turns out that frankie (evon's hubby) really loved it :) (thank goodness!) he now puts it in "the car" and brings it along to all the old car conventions and stuff like that to show off ... so i am told ;p
i must say that i too am quite proud of it :) oh btw, that's the real registration number of "the car" on the front plate :D


this final piece is a chalk board. it's also in evon's house. this was the piece i remember... where i learnt for the first time, how to use texture paste (if you remember from one of my older post... my lord of the ring inspired cabinet was created using texture paste too). the vegetables and fruits were first moulded using layers upon layers of texture paste before dry brushing the paint on them. i should have taken close ups to show the embossed texture of the vegetables and fruits... but of course i didn't think of doing that a couple of years ago! perhaps i should pay evon a visit and bring my camera along :)))

hmmm... it was nice finding these pictures again :) brings back great memories and smiling faces :)

happy pimping! :)

9 comments:

  1. You never cease to amaze me Luthien. Beautiful work!!

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  2. What fun and unique items! I especially love the car ... it's absolutely wonderful!

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  3. Wow Luthien! You're painting abilities are just incredible! You're SO gifted!! I love the little card you painted and how wonderful you included the original plate number. Your friends husband must just love this piece and I can imagine how proud you must feel. ;-)

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  4. hey ladies :)
    thanks so much for the sweet comments! and yea... i'm actually quite stoked with the car ;) maybe i should try another one :)

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  5. Luthien,
    The car painting is great! Thanks for stopping by.
    Cathie

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  6. Oh my! That chalkboard is beautiful. You're so creative and I love your work. But, I guess I am a little biased? :) xxoo

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  7. thanks catherine :)

    yea... carolyn... the chalkboard was quite difficult to part with... good thing evon lives not too far away :))) and hihihi! thanks for being bias!!

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  8. Hi Luthien, please visit my blog when you have a moment. I've left an award for you. ;-D

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  9. When do you want to make one for me as my birthday gift :p

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xoxoxo
Luthien :)