About 12 years ago, in between gigs, I had way too much time on my hands and was actually starting to enjoy not working. One day I started cutting out images from vintage cookbooks and pamphlets I had and assembling them on an old wood recipe box I found at a garage sale, then happily slapping some decoupage glue on top. My wife became very worried. Thankfully, it wasn’t long before I got another job. Much to my wife’s relief, my decoupage phase was blissfully brief. This crudely made recipe box (which we actually use) is the sole result of my creative efforts during that time. I offer it here for your amusement and derision.
The eggs, pancake flour box, Corn Flakes and skillet are all 3D miniatures.
This is the top view of the box:
This is one of the sides:
The other side. The weird peach-colored boomerang shape at the woman’s neck is my attempt at covering up a rip in the illustration. I thought maybe it would look like a scarf but in fact it looks like I’m covering up a rip in the illustration by sticking a boomerang shaped piece of paper on top. The box of macaroni is also a little 3D cardboard miniature. I placed her hand right at the edge of the top of the box.
This is the back. Collage in the wrong hands is a dangerous thing. Note how incredibly off I was in terms of proportions regarding the Wesson Oil bottle, which is tiny compared to the cucumber. The wood is the natural wood of the box