My Decoupaged Boxes and Trays

Thursday, June 11, 2009

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

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