Thursday, June 11, 2009

My Decoupaged Boxes and Trays

My house has looked like a godown for the better part of last month. The sight of many plywood boxes was a nightmare and a joy. It meant many empty canvasses but TONS of work. I am just slowly recovering from all that frenetic activity. Running to office each morning and coming home at night to my 2nd shift. I waited for my weekends like my life depended on it, because it really did. But man, did I have fun! :) Here's a look at some of the boxes and trays I designed/decoupaged.

Stage1: plywood boxes, trays and coasters
Stage 2: Painted trays are now ready to be worked on.
Painting the handles and sides 1st.
They are now decoupaged and ready!!
This is one of my favourites- The 'cuttlefish' tray
This was another popular design.
One of my friends told me to use this 'Indiaaah series' design here.
This was a ceiling I photographed at the Junagad fort, with the Sun God right in the middle.
The blue trays: The one on the left is an antique tile I photographed in Rajasthan.
And here are my decoupaged boxes. I had SO MUCH fun doing them! :)
Pink circular design box.

This one is my personal fav. The 'Hair Stories' box. My mom and me sang this limerick a lot in my childhood :) "Once when we were sitting, around the family group, My fathers awful whiskers, got tangled in the soup" So when I was designing this box, putting this verse in made it so much more fun for me :)

Pink ornamental design box.
Each side has a different ornament on it.

This box is very different from the rest & was a very popular design at the exhibition. Its called the "misfits" and is from the famous ad for the Mac (Apple Computers) and says: "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
The Black Misfits Box.
And here is a very Rajasthani Box, designed by putting together a lot of my Jaipur City Palace pictures. I knew it will look beautiful. And it did.
I had fun painting on the details with gold paint.
In case you want to place an order on any of these do write to me at vineetanair2222@gmail.com

58 comments:

nikheel said...

LOVED ALL OF THEM, designer trays! Supercool stuff!

Tanveer Farooqui said...

Very nice work with very nice idea !!!

Sharmishtha said...

B E A U T I F U L :)

You're a Rockstar, Vineeta.

Robyn said...

Hard work but so worth it to see all the different designs and ideas processed. I like the misfits and hair stories boxes because they are so different but they are all unique. The cuttlesfish tray is quite startling and I love the antique tile tray.

Preeti Menon said...

Vinche,
Let me just say that you are living your dream. Do you remember telling me how much you wanted to do this kind of stuff? Well, YOU are the happenin' gal in the block.
Lots of love and kisses!

Chandan said...

Awesome work ! Cannot decide which ones I like best... but the misfit box is fab..

Arch at Rang said...

Fabulous work Vineeta~
I can almost see you moving to a next creative level full of your amazing talent.

The boxes and trays are awesome!

Might just place an order for one of the boxes!

Congrats once again!

Arch

Paula said...

Wow, those are simply gorgeous! I'm totally inspired to make something like that now. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

bhumika said...

My favs: the vintage box, the hair stories and the misfits :) Great work vineeta !

kavitha said...

they are gorgeous. Lost the rajasthani box most of all.
very creative...

Anaka said...

Oh my god! I started scrolling down this post thinking that if you have kids they must feel your home is like a playground. But by the end of your post all I could think of was how amazing your work is. Love the cuttlefish tray and the fashion box and the hair stories box. Will send you an email now :)

Vasudha.dilip said...

wow u r so very talented.....i just feel like looking at your work all the time... i love decoupaging and have learnt it on my own.
i have a small doubt....do you use a special decoupage liquid or medium or just use the normal fevicol that is diluted. I would be happy if you could share this info please...

Krista said...

Wonderful!

vineeta said...

Thanx SO MUCH all of you for saying all the good things you have.

Nikheel, thanx!

Tanveer, thank you :)

Sharmishta, you think so? :) (BIG GRIN)

vineeta said...

Robyn, you would know, cause you work with your hands too. Thanx, I'm so glad you liked them :) It means much to me :)

Preeti, Lots of love and kisses right back! I remember our conversations & yes its all slowly beginning to happen :)

vineeta said...

Chandan, thanx so much!! :)

Arch, Thanx for saying what you did. you are most welcome to place your order whenever. I will look forward to making it for you :)

vineeta said...

Paula, you must try it, Its most fun and gratifying too :)

Bhumika, thanx so much!! :) I like my hair stories box a lot too :)

Kavitha, thanx a lot. The rajasthani box is special for me too :)

vineeta said...

Anaka, thanx so much for your comment and your order :)

Vasudha, I too have learnt it on my own :) I use a special decoupage glue/varnish.

Krista, thanx! :)

Christine said...

Hi - every single one of these are lovely. You are truly talented!
Christine

D said...

Do you want to gift me any of those, especially the peacock tray?

Or maybe, just teach me how to do this?

Dithi said...

Vineeta, this series is amazing! I want to learn from you the process, have you ever thought of taking an online workshop? My favourite is the Rajasthani (Jaipur city palace pics ensemble) box. Congratulations! d.

Preetha said...

woww, great designs! I love your blog!

loopooloop said...

oh my god! i'd like to buy one please. am serious vinnie. will talk as soon as i am back. u r not only creative u r bloody hardworking as well :) love you loads.

Veda Murthy said...

hi vineeta

i love decoupage toooo....your work is fab!

Fernanda R. Lima said...

You are VERY talented! Congrats!!

;-)

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Loved all the trays.Beautiful.I think i need to meet you in perosn and buy some of them.I have always told you my dear,you inspire me to do alot of great work.great work,keep going.

Kavita Rayirath said...

Love your boxes. :)

Yuga. said...

Beautiful work, Vineeta... I'm sure I wanna buy some... :)

Sunita said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love the boxes... what have you done on the inside?

ishmi said...

stumbled across your blog and just love this! I want a box right now! And I want to learn how you do it. They're fantastic! keep up the good work! :)

Meghana Naidu said...

I love the "misfits" box,
your work is so eclectic and i adore how you can dabble in so many styles yet make each one brilliant in its own right.

bookmarked you for futher exploration :)

-a chance visitor

Paperface said...

I'm in complete awe that you did this. They're just beautiful.

You're definitely a rockstar :)

Frangipani Decor said...

What lovely work! The boxes, especially are brilliant. Do you make them yourself or get a carpenter to do it for you?

Chryselle

vineeta said...

Frangipani decor, I get a carpenter to make the boxes for me. But I paint and decoupage it myself.

Meera Vasudev Srinivasan said...

Hi Vineeta!!!! WOW... just saw your work and am amazed...beautiful work!! Really looking forward to see more!!! Not to mention I love your blog and your title image! Very artistic and creative!

Suresh VB said...

Vineeta, lovely stuff. i like all of them. :)

Doyel said...

hey vineeta..i m a new follower of your blog..n i've read all ur posts since yesterday..was wondering if you could give out step wise instructions and specific material used for decoupage art...ur work is very encouraging..i want to try my hands on decoupage too but the online instructions are not very clear..if u could help please..thanks

Doyel said...

hey!..i m a new follower of ur blog.have been reading all ur posts since yesterday..i m especially interested to learn decoupage art from you.It would be very kind if you could help.Thanks!

Perfect Witch said...

Loved the Vogue and the Misfits boxes. Where can one buy them?

Aradhana said...

Very very nice!! Like them very much....mail me more details. :-)

Nananyah! said...

Fantastic work... I'm interested in the process. I have clients who'd lap this up. Lets meet and talk.

vineeta said...

Perfect witch, they are now available in this store called Bliss, which i've blogged about. Alternatively you can write to me & if you are in bombay, we can co-ordinate & i can hand it to you.

Aradhana, Thanx a ton, will contact you!

Nananyah! sure :)

sabina said...

Hi Vineeta, Love the trays & boxes. Want to carry some of yr product at a great store in Kala Ghoda Mumbai. Would like to speak with you. Please call me on 9421905000 or 9764305000 Email dino.martelli@gmail.com

shuma.rani said...

Fantastic work Vineeta. I only wish I could see them in person in London, may be one day....


Congratulations

Elkie said...

Congratulations on your trays! They are beautiful!

Sharifah Zahira Syed Iedin said...

Really amazingly beautiful!

wish I can learn to make those too..

amina khan said...

very innovative

Lavanya said...

Hi there, came in here from Archana's flickr stream ! This is some lovely work you have here ! Would you have these still available for sale ?

You can mail me at elvis039[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks
Lavanya

Robin said...

I saw the cuttlefish tray on your blog a few months ago and couldn't stop thinking about it. I finally made it over to Bliss in Seven Bungalows yesterday and bought it. Ahh, fulfillment. Thanks!

vineeta said...

Thanx everybody for saying so many nice things about my work :)

And Robin I love you doubly for backing up your love by actually buying the product! :) Thank you!

Sahana Kashyap said...

Hi Vineetha,

Happened to stumble on your blog and this article especially. Where can I get these boxes and trays in bangalore. Please let me know if you take classes. I am very much interested in learning this techiniaque. I stay in bangalore.

Please do let me know if there are options to learn this art. Amaaazing.

divya said...

WOW! is the only thing I can say after looking at your work, my God what talent!!
keep it up you inspire a lot of ppl like me

Divya

Mira said...

Vineeta, you have some really droolworthy work here!

debu purkayastha said...

this is super awesome.
i wish i had done! :)

devshreehb said...

Gift me all of them ha ha ha...loved that much...superb.

Iqtedar Alam said...

Great Work!!!!!

Rajiv Bhatt said...

Elegantly designed....beautiful colocur combination of soft colours.....just love these :)

Rajiv Bhatt said...

Elegant design and beautiful soft colours!!! Just love these :)