Sunday, November 14, 2010


What a fun but time consuming little project this turned out to be.    A basic pine cupboard, add some wheels, trim and a couple of doors, find some fantastic hardware and hey presto, a fish tank stand with an oriental inspired theme.  

Not too bad for a first attempt at decoupage.    The pictures were from odds and ends collected over the years. I pasted the  images on to a black background and then transformed them   in to watercolour sketches using Painter Essentials 4. I set the pictures up in a document  using Word and mirrored some of the images before photocopying them.    Cutting out was pretty laborious, as was going around every image with a black pencil to hide the cut edges.  18 coats of varnish and lots of sanding, I am putting the cue in the rack as it were.  Now to leave it for a week or two to let the varnish set well.   In the meantime I am in search of a filter for inside the cupboard and some decent sized goldfish!

I looked everywhere locally for the type of fittings on the cupboard and couldn't find anything like these.  I ended up here -Chinese Brass Hardware - took about 10 days to arrive from USA to Melbourne, great service.  

Bye for now.  Sue xxx