This is a thread to share different techniques we may use to embellish our work. If you don't use anything special, that's cool too. But perhaps we can learn and share here.
I love decoupage although I have been accused of tear & pasting (as if that's a bad thing LOL) No, I am not a purest. I do understand the process as I have briefly studied it in school (both college & hs). I just choose to alter it to my personal liking.... and still call it decoupage… as it's my prerogative! (like Bobby Brown use to sing)
Now my goal is to eventually add actual decoupage; cut outs on top of the form. I will post a picture of the final project.... one day... LOL
Here are a few styles/techniques I like - I have not tried them all yet... but I will!
Vera Lucia Emerim - She has since passed away from complications of cancer in June, but her work is exquisite. Not big on the witch/fairies/cat thing buy HEY it's her prerogative! She was part of an Altered Art group where I am a member.
Now here's a dude who's style I LOVE Jonathan Fong - Good ole Fong Style... He is a master of his domain because he owns what he does... He gives credit where it's due but I love his personal take on his final projects. Hey - check out the link to his Andy Warhol cabinets.
Finally the master of 'new' decoupage: Durwin Rice - He is the link the combines all I've posted here to each other and myself. LOL His site is currently being updated but check back when you get the chance!
I was going to take a class of his in NYC a few years back but by the time I got the money... (yes it was mulah duckets), the class was long SOLD OUT! I just wanted to go to meet him of course, but to also meet others who were learning the technique. You know, networking if you will. I guess I will have to settle for the book for now... especially since photography is a jealous lover... LOL
So what's your passion? Do you care to share? I can be something other than decoupage. Maybe you be featured in Each One Teach One Part 2. Just add to the comment section.