Category Archives: Decor

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.

 

Collage Tutorial 1 “Artplay”

My first practical day of the “30 Days of Collage” by Stephanie Levy course.

It was Melbourne Cup Day  so this was an excuse for me to grab a (naughty snack attack) stash to help me along with my artplay day. I gathered all my paints , crayons, salt, tapes and began.

The first lot of images are the process using, paint with salt, glue , tape, pastel and more…The second lot of images are the finished result.

What a fun way to get a big bunch of gorgeous papers together for creating collage and books !

and a few more papers felt pen, masking tape and water.

Thanks Stephanie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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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