Category Archives: vintage paper

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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Jane Gravois

 

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 14. Maps

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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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