Category Archives: French inspired

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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French Style. Refillable Journal/Notebook. Handmade. Recycled.

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Handmade French style , refillable Journal/Notebooks. I made the notebooks from clean recycled food packaging, vintage wallpaper and stamps.

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Loaded with crisp white paper. Once full, untie & refill with any type of paper for painting, drawing, sewing, mixed media, collage art or prose

 

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May Every Hour Be Bright.
Size 5.4″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Happiness Today
A French style handmade journal/notebook.
Size 5.8″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Paris Notes Coach
Size 5.5″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Make Your Day
Size 5.8″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Paris Notes Chair
Size 5.5″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
17 pages- 34 sides to embellish
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Very Special Wish
Size 5.6″ x 3.8″ – 14 x 9 cm
20 pages- 40 sides to embellish
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Chocolat Dream. Handmade Wrist Cuff. Antique French lace.

“CHOCOLAT DREAM”

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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.

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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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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  

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La Chaise Asnieres 3

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La Chaise Asnieres 2

 

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