For awhile now I have been trying to play it out in my head how to duplicate the beading and the delicate details of a couture gown onto a piece of furniture. I want to create something that would exude the air of soft romance and aura of feminine love.
This dress to me is heaven. Every inch of it sings to me. I have a pair of gorgeous end tables that I know would be perfect for it.
Like most of my ideas, I never know if it is going to work. One of my art teachers told me never to second guess myself and never be afraid to fail. I have always stuck by that rule when it comes to art.
The whole time I was painting it, I really had to remind myself not to rush it. Couture gowns are not created in a day and it takes time and passion and attention to details to make magic. Since from the first time I painted my first piece of furniture, I realized I am drawn to one of a kind pieces. Pieces that can stand on its own and make you appreciate every detail.
It was very important for me to get the textures right.
No amount of paints was going to create that. So out came Mod Podge and lace. I again dabbed gold wax over the lace.
Then I thought it was done...I stared at it...stared at it some more. Something was off. It was lacking the softness. I wanted the look of soft flowy fabric on bare skin. I painted the legs and the edges with a coat of gold glaze over Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Antoinette.
Delicate...intricate...soft and romantic. Slightly Faded yet demand your absolute attention. Nothing I do will ever be perfect. I believe in balance...aged yet elegance. It looks so beautiful next to my painted French settee. The whole setting reminds me of a timeless romance.
My beloved book covers art case that I made for B one Christmas but I love it so much, I kidnapped it back.
I hope spring is there where ever you are. Til next time...
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