Decorative Art & Crafts Revisited

 

Decorative Art & Crafts

Part of Decorative Art, a Bird's eye maple table with colorful legs. © Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert
Bird’s eye maple table with colorful legs. © Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert

Decorative Art & Crafts was a division of Art & Design was one of a hand full of major disciplines I was immersed in as an entrepreneur. I thought that this creative endeavour had come to an end. I discovered otherwise.

As a matter of fact, this venture spanned about a decade and included numerous aspects. Included were also:
Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert
Recycled with Love Collectables
Little Bytes of Art, Wearable & Shareable Art
The Five Step Decorative Painting System
The Five Step Decorative Painting Manual
Painting & Illustration

Begun in the early 1990’s, Decorative Art & Crafts lasted until very early in the 21st Century. Several other ventures intervenes. Then about 3 months ago, in the beginning of the scorching summer of 2018, I resumed indulging in this passion. Since it was too hot for me to engage in outdoor activities, this was the perfect hobby for indoors. I took of like a rocket bound to experience the heavens. And I have been doing just that.
 

Decorative Art with A Twist

Originally Decorative Painting by Alison Gilbert, my decorative tools were primer, paint and a protective coating. In revisiting this discipline, I introduced some new tools, duck tape and contact paper.

decorative art can include Floor cloth and matching cabinet decorated with duck tape and contact paper.
Floor cloth and matching cabinet decorated with duck tape and contact paper. The tool box is an Original Pink Box®.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Recycled with Love Collectibles’ Revived

The One-of-a-kind 'Crazy Coffee Pot @Alison D. Gilbert
From Recycled with Love Collectables, The One-of-a-kind ‘Crazy Coffee Pot @Alison D. Gilbert

The decorative tools are the same and then some. Previous collectables only had primer, paint and a protective coating. Now, I have introduced all different kinds of trinkets and accessories. So far these have included:
• buttons
• pins
• ribbon
• cloth flowers
• glitter medium
• contact paper
• broken jewelry pieces

Making them is really fun and the results are very exciting. Look below for the results. There will be more to show here as pieces are completed.

hobby, vocation,
‘The Button Bottle’ is the result of revisiting the “Recycled with Love’ Collectables philosophy, techniques and then some.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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