Sunday, August 11, 2013

Art Deco or Nouveau?

Hello all!
        It's time for another challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu with the Pink team and this week the theme is "Art Deco".  Judging from the online discussions between the DT, it seems that we're all a bit hazy on the distinction between Deco and Nouveau so I would say that you'd be ok with either one or even a mix of the two. It wouldn't be an "eclectic" challenge blog if we didn't stretch the guidelines a bit!
      I've been playing with paint and home accessories lately so I decided to add a touch of Art Deco to one of my junking trips purchases - a wooden salt box.  It was pretty bland before but silly me forgot to take the all important 'before' shot so you'll have to use your imagination and picture a plain wooden box!  I painted a thin layer of black acrylic craft paint over the wood and after that had dried, added a layer of white chalk paint (I make my own using one of the many recipes out there in web-land).  I did some strategic sanding to "age" it and then added the Deco swirls and text using vinyl cut with my wonderful Cameo.

      This is one of the items currently for sale through my fledgling business - Waterworks Cottage Designs .  Very early stages but I didn't want to just keep doing craft shows so I'm working on a website and looking into some possible sales outlets :)   Sometimes you've got to take a leap outside the comfort zone and see what happens........

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Thanks so much for popping in to take a look !

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Peanut said...

Fab project, Dawn. Beautifully aged ... gorgeous piece.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Yvonne Garner said...

Gorgeous work Dawn. Your pieces should sell easily. They are so well done. Best wishes, Yvonne

Penny said...

How very cool, Dawn! You certainly are a creative being, aren't you?! :^) Love this result from the plain box I had pictured in my head. Best of luck for you on your new venture! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Kelly D said...

Fab project Dawn, you have aged it brilliantly

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful work Dawn. Wish I lived closer by so I could visit your fun creations in person. Love all the stuff on your Facebook store/page! Hugz!

Tracy said...

You really have a gift for refinishing those re-purposed items you find Dawn. Looks perfectly vintage and I bet will sell in a snap. Hugs!

Sandra said...

You are such a talented wee girlie now aren't ya!

Tress said...

Congrats on your new business!!! I so admire your talent for refurbishing and re-purposing treasures. Will bookmark your facebook page for Waterworks Cottage Designs. So excited to watch your continued success!

Claire Dale said...

This is so cool Dawn! Good luck with the new business, will definitely be stopping by to have a look!
Claire xx

Laurian said...

I love this Dawn and I'm sure your business will do really well with items such as this!
Definitely Art Nouveau!