My Mother was gifted with a hot pink desk caddy. It's fabulous storage, but not exactly her style. She asked if I could fix it up for her.
I thought a bit about my Mom's style and home decor and decided that something from nature and with an art deco feel might be right. I decided to carve a stamp of an art deco flower. (You can see a quick video of the printing process here. Learn to carve your own stamps here.) I covered several sheets of black cardstock with the multi-colored prints (I made four sheets to cover this caddy -- two vertical and two horizontal). These are the vertical ones -- one print denser than the other:
I painted the caddy a flat black (with black gesso) and then cut the papers to fit the caddy.
I love how the flowers visually line up on the front of the caddy despite the distance.
I think this revamped desk caddy is gorgeous from every angle now!
I used a gold printing ink for the flowers and I think it really makes the whole project even more special.
Finally, here is the caddy at Mom's house where it now fits right in!
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