Archive for the ‘Craft’ Category
Old Potato Sack Books. Recycled. Eco Friendly from Atelierinparis
Vintage Industrial Style Handmade Books
Old potato sack book,tattered and torn…
Rustic, vintage industrial style books, created from old Australian potato sacks, with beaut graphics.
Some have added scraps of text reclaimed from old tablecloths depicting, Australian places and wild flowers
Each journal is handmade and loaded with vintage papers recycled from an old business ledgers,handmade brown papers & tea stained white paper pages
All topped off with a tag written, Old potato sack book,tattered and torn…then finished off with a string or leather loop, with vintage upholstery button to close
See more books here Atelierinparis
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.
The scene is looking out my window from my studio in Paris and a French chair.
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
La Chaise Asnieres 7 backed with vintage wallpaper stitching and handwriting
La Chaise Asnieres 4 backed with vintage wallpaper stitching and handwriting
La Chaise Asnieres 5 backed with vintage wallpaper stitching and handwriting
La Chaise Asnieres
La Chaise Asnieres 3
La Chaise Asnieres 2
Eco-Friendly. Handmade. Vintage recycled textile necklace. A vintage textile assemblage necklace collaged from recycled, vintage and antique elements to create layers & textures in French style.
Length -19 inches – 49 cm.
I created ” Charlotte”, from vintage cloth, hand – sewn and wrapped with vintage satin ribbons, crochet scraps and metallic silk threads. The necklace is embellished in places with Victorian bone beads, faux pearls and a 1800′s antique buckle up one side. This buckle was dug from the goldmines in Victoria, Australia.
Another buckle, Victorian, lay below, together with, a decorative metal fan shape with leaf embossing, a vintage glass bead in rose, a vintage, “Mother of Pearl” embellishment with an antique French doily attached to a hammered found tin, cap. Finished with a touch here and there of doily scap and antique tulle netting in antique cream.
Victorian bone beads
Antique, handmade lace, French doily attached to a handmade metal cap
An antique 1800′s buckle dug up from goldfields in Victoria Australia
Antique Victorian buckle
Dyed and aged satin ribbon, cream
Antique silk gold- gilded thread
Antique Mother of Pearl hanging embellishment
Vintage scrap doily lengths
Vintage metal fan & leaf embellishment
Faux pale rose pearls
Vintage gass bead with bubbles deep rose
Antique tulle netting cream
You won’t see this anywhere else!
Stylish, old world charm with a contemporary French feel.
See more Atelierinparis jewelry here
An assemblage of handmade one-of-a-kind French & Aussie style pieces listed in my shop Atelierinparis
Today I sat by the fire all cosy and finished off 2 more wrist cuffs. They are all sewn by hand and each one takes about 5-6 hours to create .
I usually like to create my cuffs as I go along, stitching and choosing my fabrics, threads and bits and pieces from little clear boxes. I make up little boxes of inspiration by tossing in colours ,textures and interesting little things into little seperate boxes. I then can just cart them around with me in one big box all ready to create. I save plastic vegetable containers for this purpose and use a large cardboard strawberry box, I got from being a picker, many years ago.
Each cuff is (OOAK) one- of- a- kind , created using vintage, contemporary and unusual materials I collect in my travels. I title each cuff and will sometimes, write a little story about their origin, making them even more unique and special.
A huge “Thank you hugs and xxxx” to all my wonderful friends and family who also donate scrap pieces of fabric, lace and buttons for my cuff project.
You can find more info on my wrist cuffs and other things I create over at Atelierinparis
When Marie Antoinette wardrobe of clothes was ripped to shreds, she gathered the scraps of cloth and made poignets (wrist cuffs). She would wear them in memory of her beautiful home and gardens of Versailles.
“THE MUSE” was once the female figure deity, platonic ideal, mistress, lover, wife whom poets and painters called upon for inspiration. The cuff, a gift from the “l’artiste” to his muse.
More coming soon !
CLOSED – You have just 7 days to enter my little competition to win 1 of my gorgeous vintage French 1920′s magazine.
In 7 days I will choose from the blog post comments left below who will win the magazine. Postage will be free worldwide.
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( You may not recieve the magazine in the photos but it will be similar)
A collection of French magazines from 1920′s (65 in total) I got these from a lady in the south of France. Weekly magazines that were published for young women about World News, Books Review and History in the 1920′s. I only wish I could read French but there are some amazing illustrations and the fancy scrolled headings throughout. I’m not sure what I will do with them yet.
I really enjoy finding a new purpose for something that would otherwise have gone into the trash and saving it from landfill. In both of shops I reuse, recycle and upcycle materials where I can.
Upcycle: “to process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original”
Upcycling is a term that was born in the mid-1990s and has grown increasingly popular in recent years. It means that you take a product and re-use it in a way that retains or even improves the quality of the item. As someone with a DIY business, it is smart to make the choice to upcycle materials because it’s good for your business image and good for the earth around you.
Here are the top ten reasons to use upcycled materials in your handmade business: Go to Handmadeology
“Another Bunch of Dirty Collages” created from found materials I picked up off the streets in Paris.
My little collages are 8×6 inches – 19 x 14 cm.
I dirty up 180gsm.water colour papers with an old dye recipe then use bits and piece Ive collected over the years. My latest series of images I have recycled labels from a bottle of French Champagne we had in Paris last Xmas, lettering from advertising on packaging, found postcards, vintage book pages, vintage wallpapers, fabrics and stamps with paints, pens and inks and acrylic sealers.I find the process of collage is very relaxing .It frees me up and lets me play.
What things do you collect for creating ?
To view my Collages
A collage (From the French: coller, to glue) is a work of formal art, primarily in the visual arts, made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
A collage may include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or hand-made papers, portions of other artwork, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.
The term collage derives from the French “coller” meaning “glue”. This term was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.