Category Archives: Home Decor

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 Tin. Vintage Bangles. Milk Glass.

French Tin. Vintage Bangles. Milk Glass.

New listings in my Nostalgi shop. Click on images to see further information.

French fish mold for aspic’s, cakes and deserts. Brings back memories of my first Christmas in Paris, when my French family, made a beautiful, fish and vegetable aspic from a decorated in a tin.

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2 old world prints. Both prints framed. A professionally framed, vintage print, of the painting, by Auguste Renoir” La Balançoire [The Swing]

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An Italian print/lithograph watercolour of a painting, The Colosseum in Rome, in a gold wooden frame.

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A bunch of vintage bangles. 1970’s brass and brown enamel bangle. Bakelite, wood, faux tortoiseshell.

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A collection of old vintage milk glass jars. Food, mustard or, cosmetics milk glass jars/ pots. that

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Could be group together to make a lovely vignette with shells, flowers or anything else, interesting.

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Hand Painted Papers . Thread Drawing.

Creating and sewing with hand painted papers. After seeing this video from Mary Ann Moss  I am inspired to paint some papers, get out the sewing machine and see where it takes me. Collage, book making ?

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Instant Wall Decor. Vintage Frame Collection.

Super cute vintage collection of plastic?celluloid frames. All highly decorative .

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One frame is a beautiful eggshell blue – green with gold gilding. Instant wall decor. Each frame has a lattice backing in plastic. 3 have glass fronts.

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1 has the glass missing. The small frame has a stand. The 2 oblong ones are stamped registered designs, Made in Hong Kong.

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A beautiful large Italian frame with flourishes,scrolling and gold gilding.

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Someone has painted it with shades of mauve, yellow and aqua. It could be stripped back to show the gold gilding again. Reads “Made Italy”.

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I only have the front of the frame, no backing.

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Empty frames can add a touch of shabby chic glamour anywhere in your home or a group them in one colour.

All frames can be purchased from my shop Nostalgi  with world-wide shipping to your door.

 

Vintage sun . A collaboration collage with my mum who was visiting.

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I found a vintage photo of a family enjoying a day at the beach side. My mum chose the corrugated chocolate paper and positioned the boat wallpaper.

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I then added some French flourish stamping to the background and colour to the sepia photo using archival inks.

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We finished off with some handwriting, beach shell fragments and fabric flowers.

30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy