Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Good old days...

Did you know there is a website full of antique die cut scraps to print ? For free, I mean.

They might be a little too romantic for me. But the whimsycal animals are so great! I wanted to make something with them for a long time.

And here is the result; a makeover of my childrens IKEA table. I printet out on a normal deskjet printer. If anyone wants to try, I can recommend to dab a bit of glue or lacquer on the picture front side. They can then stand the brush strokes when you countinue with layers of lacker.

It is such a rewarding pleasure to hear my kids talk when they have a little meal at the table. They distribute the animals between them, talk about them, ask questions ("why does that elephant wear a dress?"..) and play roles inspired by them.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for that link! The whimsical animals are great and nice job using them on the table.

Elaine said...

Just stumbled upon your blog today - your work is beautiful - very inspiring, and thanks for the link to the antique clipart - FANTASTIC!! I live in Northern Scotland, and find the whole craft blog culture facinating - check out my blog although i'm struggling on the craft front at the moment!!
Elaine x