Category Archives: Craft

Chocolat Dream. Handmade Wrist Cuff. Antique French lace.



Genivieve packed the dressing table drawer with thin tissue and very gently put the delicate antique scrap laces from her grandmothers wedding gown in, then reached for the chocolate box.



As the wife of a fine chocolatier in France, she knows, too much will falter her figure but she can’t resist the luxurious indulgence of chocolat.



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Paper Ephemera Arrival. Thank you Adrienne!

Thank you Adrienne! I got your envelope today. I love all the vintage papers you sent and the red envelope with the large year of the horse stamp is just gorgeous. An open cheque too:) Thank you again!


Vintage ledger papers, blank cheque, card envelope, and invoice





Ephemera Exchange Group

Many thanks!!! to both these lovely ladies who recently sent me goodies in the post for collage!

Thank you Chloe !

Chloe Marie



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Collage 16. Recipes Illustrated. Your Sundae Best.

“Your Sunday Best”


A little collage created from a vintage Australian recipe books and pieces of hand painted papers, wooden ice cream stick painted and washi tape.


As a child I can remember going on long trips to Melbourne by train . For lunch we would go to Coles cafeteria for a delicious ice cream sundae with fruit, jelly and lashings of chocolate or strawberry syrup.  Topped off with nuts, cream and fruit.


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Collage 15. Cut- up Poems. Whats under your Bonnet?

Whats under your Bonnet?


This was a fun project…I used a vintage 1960’s New idea magazine to cut out found words, phrases and images. Looking at my finished piece now, I can see the composition is all over the place with no central focal point and may change it in the future


I found the articles really funny and sometimes quite pathetic, on how women were seen and treated 50 years ago


Being a baby boomer myself, I remember going to rallies and protests for women’s rights in the 60s-70s


It makes you realize how far women have come since…

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Collage Tutorial 14. Maps


I loved making this collage using my collections of found papers and fabric.


I started off with an old school exercise book cover from the 1930’s. It was full of hand drawn maps. I added stitching to the map and some found vintage graph papers, aged canvas and a did a little hand drawing on tissue


The paper with one of the maps of Queensland Australia was very delicate, so I glued it down¬† very carefully with archival gel medium. It’s a bit wrinkled but I don’t mind.


I added some fabric scrap from a vintage tablecloth depicting Australian wildflowers


Finally, I created little drawings all over the entire collage with pencils and ink pens

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Collage Tutorial 13. Negative Spaces.

Playing with negative spaces was a challenge for me. Though both negative and positive spaces appear in everything, we usually only see positive space but, in creating artworks, both areas are just as important as each other.

I used many different types of found papers for this piece, including vintage wallpapers, dressmaking tissue, negative snowdrop designs from a punch glued down with matt gel medium and acrylic Gesso on a canvas board.

30 Days of Collage Stephanie Levy