"For the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, the nonprofit Pro Infimis and German agency Jung Von Matt/Limmat decided to challenge our notion of the perfect body by re-shaping the forms of store mannequins, who are usually skinny, tall and perfectly-proportioned, into the real-life re-creations of people living with physical disabilities."
Recently I had ordered a decal through PS I Adore You! from Deco Mod Walls and surprisingly let it sit in the box for a while. Knowing where I want to put it and the collage frames I want to include around it, I wasn't yet ready to put it all together. Something kept nagging me though - when we move, I don't want to leave it on the wall.
I love painting these textured backgrounds and almost always start my paintings this way, so I decided to apply it to a textured background done on a cradled wood panel and now I can hang it on the wall AND take it with us when we move! So happy!
If you want to order one, I would order the decal through Deco Mod Walls and apply it to a hand-painted wood panel, or choose from the font options above and I will transfer and hand paint the letters. I just love it! Custom color backgrounds and fonts available upon request.
"A corporate career on varying sides of the visual display industry was my art substitute for many years. After experiencing both sides, I do believe that the world of business is really kind of an art form in itself and I am grateful for the invaluable perspective,awareness and focus that it has brought to my current painting and art career."
I received a request for a custom sign and love the way it turned out. Scroll down to see the result!
The wood letters and plaque was purchased at Michael's and I used alcohol inks, acrylics, chalk paint, and a canvas sheet. The innkeeper plaque measured @24" x 6".
I first painted the plaque with "home plate" chalk paint from american paint company. I sanded and then used a dry brush to lightly brush acrylics (raw umber and pale pink) over the top and edges until I was happy with the result.
I painted the sides of each letter with the same "home plate" chalk paint. On a sheet of canvas I traced each letter on the back of the sheet and then painted the effect I wanted on the front. After it dried I cut each letter out and adhered it to the letters with mixed media glue.
I printed out the font and size I needed for the word "corner", transferred it onto the plaque with transfer paper, and painted it using raw umber. I covered the plaque and each letter with Minwax Water Based Polycrylic Protective Finish. Then I adhered the wood letters to the plaque with mixed media glue. Over night I placed heavy books on top of the letters until dry.
Ellen Giggenbach was born in Bavaria in Germany and now lives and creates in the village of Eastbourne in Wellington, New Zealand. I love the folkloric, vintage feel of her designs.
"Barcode" Wedding Invitation Design NOW AVAILABLE. Information can be found in the shop listing or under the STATIONERY tab of the website. A sample suite of any design can be ordered at any time and available here. As with most of the designs, colors are able to coordinate with your wedding party.