A couple of months back, a very talented Triple J radio presenter (and all round nice guy) Sam Simmons broke his wrist.
Possible theories as to how his wrist was actually broken have included: birthing a calf, aggressive games of extreme Connect Four, and jumping a gate instead of walking through it.
After meeting Sam, we have concluded that all of these speculations are completely plausible.
In order to cheer him up some, Greedy Hen was invited into the radio station to decorate his plaster cast with a little bit of free style artwork.
Sam let us have free reign over the cast, so after dappling with thoughts of Magic Marker Pens and old-school pencil case graffiti like this
And remember this?
We decided it would be more interesting to see if it was possible to Decoupage a plaster cast.
Yep that’s right, DECOUPAGE! It’s that old-fashioned nanna technique known as the art of decorating an object, any object, by gluing paper cutouts onto a surface and then lacquering the hell out of it.
All you need is a pair of scissors, some great images, lacquer and something to layer it all on.
The result is usually fairly hideous, the general vibe being similar to this…
But we had plans. Big plans. We decided to take Decoupaging to a new level.
We went on the Triple J Breakfast show armed with two books from the 70’s, one on kittens and the other on puppies.
We cut out about 50 kittens and puppies heads, while Sam did his thing on radio.
We didn’t really contribute much to his actual show, except for a few manic giggles (cackles) in the background.
We then glued one side of his arm cast with kitten heads and the other side with puppy heads, so they looked like they were in some sort of face off.
This kitten was a particular favourite due to it’s uncanny resemblance to David Bowie.
We then varnished the cast twice and left it to dry.
Our decoupage experiment was a total triumph!
Sam was happy.
We were happy.
The kittens and puppies were disturbingly happy.
An epic win all round!