Category Archives: Creative women

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

Whats under your Bonnet?

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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

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

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

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It makes you realize how far women have come since…

30 Days of Collage Stephanie Levy

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

It’s Playtime. 30 Days of Creating Collage.

On Monday I start a new art course, “30 Days of Collage” by Stephanie Levy

Image copyright Stephanie Levy 2013

Image copyright Stephanie Levy 2013

I love creating collage and think this course will help me to free up to experiment and play instead of being so serious and restricted when creating collage. I want to feel free to play with the process without worrying about the end result. Just like when creating my abstract paintings

I love Stephanie’s Art and thought her course would be perfect for this.

Images copyright Stephanie Levy

Image copyright Stephanie Levy 2013

I’m really looking forward to the interviews with 10 top collage artists from around the world who will share their tips and give us peeks at their art and arts practice.

We will be creating our own collage materials and learn how to decorate and paint our own unique papers. As well, I get to recycle and use up, my huge collection of vintage papers, fabrics, wallpapers and junk to make beautiful artworks and make room in my studio for new art projects.

 

 

Collecting Wallpaper & Florence Broadhurst

Many years I have collected wallpapers from all over the world. My favourite Australian designer would have to be  Florence Broadhurst

Photograph from Architectural Digest

Photograph via Architectural Digest

Her designs are bold, abstract, wild, organic, colourful, patterned, textured,sophisticated and just beautiful.

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Florence Broadhurst was exotic, eccentric, flamboyant, enigmatic, opportunistic, pioneering: all this and more.

Florence Broadhurst designs here

A book about ‘Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret Extraordinary Lives by Helen O’Neill

 

Unfolding Florence – Promo from JOHN RADEL ACS on Vimeo. – See more at: http://au.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/937170/revival-of-florence-broadhursts-iconic-wallpaper-prints#sthash.nlJm6PBv.dpuf
Unfolding Florence – Promo from JOHN RADEL ACS on Vimeo. – See more at: http://au.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/937170/revival-of-florence-broadhursts-iconic-wallpaper-prints#sthash.nlJm6PBv.dpuf