Saturday, 22 November 2014

The new Verona unit - an oriental cabinet from Doda

Did you see Create and Craft this morning for the launch of the new Verona unit? Weren't all the design team busy ! Such a wonderful variety of ways to decorate these fabulous units.

 I've chosen to create an oriental cabinet out of mine, but they are so versatile and can be decorated any way you like. I have used authentic screen printed Japanese papers for the front of the small drawers, and the fern paper I made by creating a stencil from Tonic dies.

I have used Tonic's 2 part crackle glaze on top of the stencilling to give a lovely effect.The cracks have been highlighted with Tonic's gilding wax.
As you can see, I added a few hidden surprises. Little decoupaged butterflies inside the drawers. The smaller drawers were lined with more Japanese paper.

The little tassel handles I made from cotton yarn, and threaded them through Oriental coin embellishments. The fans on the side and top have been cut with Tonic dies, the rococo on the side and the Indulgence soiree ornate fan on the top piece.

So as I say, so many ways you can decorate these! I wonder how you will decorate yours!

Have a lovely day

See my original post on my blog here.


  1. Stunning project Doda. x Edna

  2. Hi Doda, I am in love with all things oriental & your project is no exception- amazing x x x

  3. Thanks Jennifer. Are you going to make one?