Category Archives: assemblage

Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.

Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.

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“Ateliernostagi “ Stunning one of a kind creations using vintage elements, textiles, found objects, embellishments and reclaimed jewelry bringing you a touch of French Bohemianism & romance to your home.

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I love making my French wall hangings. They are, all handmade using many creative processes and layers.

 

The base is made from thick board, covered with canvas. I then wrap it all with plaster cloth, to give texture and an old world feel. The whole lot is then painted with white Gesso paint.

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Then several layers of acrylic paint are topped with, antique 1900s, French magazine scraps and vintage wallpapers. I then peeled, sanded and scraped back the surface to reveal the previous layers. Like peeling back years of wallpaper and paint layers in a derelict building.

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For the next layer, I embellish with vintage elements, French fringe, tassel in peach pink and shredded vintage French laces and sheer fabric scraps. All finished of with some French trim to hang.

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The final layers of embellishment can sometimes take weeks, until I find, or make, the right item I’m happy with.

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They look great hanging in the boudoir, or any other room in the home.

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Collage Tutorial 12. Stickers. Stamps. Stencils.

This collage links to my interest in the world of vintage advertising, Pop Art and Andy Warhol

Once again I worked in layers

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Starting with a base layer of distress inks, paint swatch stickers and hand painted papers, I then added vinyl tape and letters

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Finally, more paint swatches with vintage stamps, stencils and ink

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30 Days of Collage Stephanie Levy

Collage Tutorial 9. Materials from Nature

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I really enjoyed creating the nature collages. I drifted back to the Summers of the ’60’s  when with friends, running fast on the path to the beach ,our feet would burn:) I also remembered organizing the nature table at primary school. My favorite subjects were, art,  nature and social studies. I collected many of the coastal found objects items from Australian beaches and from my own backyard.

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Found  Dromana beach Australia. Driftwood, Shell, Seed Pod, Blue found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.

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Found coastal Tasmania and Victoria Australia. Crab claw, seashell, animal bone,rock, Red found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.

Remembering Wendy 1965

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Found Victoria Australia. Gum leaf, driftwood, Baby shells, found paper, washi tape, gesso on aged water-colour paper.

Nature Table 1965

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Found  Gum leaf, Vintage book papers, paint swatch and graphite pencil on aged water-colour paper.

30 Days of Collage – Stephanie levy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina on metals ? Tutorial

Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina’s on metal ?

I found this simple tutorial from “Treasures from the Heart” for turning keys, hinges, watch parts, jewelery scrap and all metal odds and ends into gorgeous weathered pieces to use in mixed media, art assemblage products and more…I’m going do a batch to use in my sculpture installations.

Treasures from the Heart: Rust and Patina How To

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French Mixed – Media Collage. La Chaise Asnieres Series

French Mixed – Media Collage. La Chaise Asnieres Series

“La Chaise Asnieres Series”
Original French mixed – media art collage. I created the collages from hand- pulled screen prints of my original sketches, vintage wallpaper layers with vintage doily scrap, acrylic paints and decorative stitching with cotton threads on 180 gsm watercolour paper. Backed with vintage wallpapers.

 

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Inspiration
The scene is looking out my window from my studio in Paris and a French chair.

Idea
Would look beautiful in a vintage frame for French decor.

Size – 8″ x 6″ – 20 x 15cm. ea.

 

La Chaise Asnieres 6  backed with vintage wallpaper stitching and handwriting

 

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La Chaise Asnieres 7  backed with vintage wallpaper stitching and handwriting

 

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La Chaise Asnieres 4 backed with vintage wallpaper stitching and handwriting

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La Chaise Asnieres 5   backed with vintage wallpaper stitching and handwriting

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La Chaise Asnieres 3

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La Chaise Asnieres 2

 

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