susupetal art gallery

Tarjotin / Tray




City On A Tray is the name of my exhibition, open now in May here in Helsinki. There are four trays hanging on walls among other art work. I’ve bought old canteen trays at some flea market ages ago for the price of about 50 cents each. A friend of mine lent a sander, I peeled off the dirt and old lacquer from these wooden trays. After sanding I glued a photo I took some years ago of Töölönlahti, a sea bay in downtown Helsinki. I painted the photo and the tray with acrylics, scratched the paint, painted again and finished the tray with furniture lacquer, so it’s also good for use. 

The other three trays are seen here below. I enjoyed doing these trays, but now I’m out of trays, got to go to flea markets again. I’m linking this to PPF, have a sunny weekend!


pöytiintarjoilukadonnut kalasatamaaseman kello


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Kaupunki tarjottimella-näyttelyssäni on neljä tarjotinta muiden taulujen joukossa. Löysin kirpparilta noita tarjottimia aikanaan, maksoivat noin 50 senttiä kipale. Hioin ystävän koneella lian ja vanhat lakat pois, liimasin ottamani kuvan Töölönlahdesta. Maalasin kuvan ja tarjottimen akryylilla, raaputtelin väriä pois, maalasin uudestaan ja viimeistelin työn huonekalulakalla, joten tarjotin kestää käytössäkin. 

Loput kolme tarjotinta ovat tuossa yläpuolella. Linkitän tämän Paint Party Fridayhin.

Olen aloittanut sanablogissani näyttelytöiden esittelemisen.





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  1. Valerie-Jael said, on toukokuu 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Your trays are wonderful great idea! Valerie

  2. happytiler said, on toukokuu 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    These are stunning trays…good for you!! They will be cherished by someone I’m sure!

    Hugs Giggles

    • susupetal said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      The top four have found their new home after exhibition, Giggles.

  3. mmather said, on toukokuu 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Wonderful, Susu, simply wonderful! : )

  4. Laila said, on toukokuu 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Clever idea and lovely results. Wish you all the best with your exhibition.

  5. Erika N said, on toukokuu 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I like these a lot. I like how they look a little old and yet not.

    • susupetal said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      I wanted to give them somewhat antique feeling, Erika, maybe I succeeded!

  6. rose said, on toukokuu 15, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Oh my ~ these are stunning! I love how took something old, worn, viewed as ”trash” by (too) many and breathed such beautiful new life into each one!

    • susupetal said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      I love flea markets, Rose, usually I found lots of materials for art work, also most of my clothes are second hand.

  7. Rasz said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Great use of those old trays. You did a beautiful job. Its so fun to paint on items that was not made just for a painting.. You did it so well. Hope you find more at the flea market. Hugs, Rasz #62 (not 63). Happy PPF

    • susupetal said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      I also hope to find more trays, Rasz, there are, but not at the prize I’m ready to pay!

  8. robin said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Wonderful use of something others look at as ’trash’! 🙂

    • susupetal said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      I love trash, Robin, try to consume less and less in my life.

  9. Tracey Fletcher King said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    they look fabulous… I hope you get hold of more trays soon…xx

    • susupetal said, on toukokuu 16, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Summers are good time for flea markets, Tracey, people clean up their homes and I’m ready 🙂


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