Marcela Pena
Marcela Pena
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Art on Furniture

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Inspiration came from an image I saw in the web. After that it was not difficult to carry the idea to a piece of furniture.
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This is probably the best project I worked on this year. I started with this antique chest and a pair of nightstands
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I was thinking for some time how to work on them, until I saw this image on the web
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I fell in love with the flowers, especially with their size, and decided to take the idea an put it on the pieces I had. After researching on the picture, I found it belonged to a Dutch painter,  Jan Davidsz de Heem. It is amazing how modern it looks, although it was painted in the XVII century!
I went to a print house to have de picture printed the size I needed.
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I painted the whole piece navy blue
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and started cutting the flowers.
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Glued them to the front using decoupage technique.
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Did the same on the nightstands doors with a second print of the picture, but using only pieces of the image
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Then used gold wax for the borders and added the original bronze pulls.
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Look at the complete set. I found it really impressive for a modern bedroom!
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Before and after. A great great change!
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  • Becky Mccrory
    on Jan 24, 2019

    What was the wall, sheetrock or formica?

  • Barbara
    on Mar 7, 2019

    What is GOLD WAX. Where to find it?

    After putting the flowers on with modge podge did you seal it with modge podge or anything?

  • Elizabeth
    on Mar 9, 2019

    When you decoupage do you just do the flowers or continue across the whole drawer? This is absolutely beautiful!

    • Marcela Pena
      on Mar 9, 2019

      Elizabeth, I am not sure if I understand your question. At first I painted the whole drawer navy blue. Then I decoupaged just the flowers. And finally I handpainted details, some leaves, some stems so that the decoupage paper doesn´t stand out rigidly. Is this a satisfactory answer to your question?

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