Category Archives: Decorating

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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Xmas ready to go …wrapped & recycled.

Xmas ready to go …wrapped & recycled.

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

Xmas gifts wrapped using mostly recycled materials and ready to go…

 

Crisp white bread tissue paper, recycled blue string, dyed paper scrap, vintage 1950’s rubber stamp

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

 

Crisp white bread tissue paper, Xmas cutout from France, scrap pale green soft binding.

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

 

 

Mums handmade vintage crochet doily, scrap dishmop string, French scrap card

 

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

 

Mums beautiful hand-worked embroidery

 

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

 

 

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

Vintage French monogram cotton tea towel, found string, hand- stamped French tag

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

 

Indonesian sweet bag, scrap pale green ribbon, Xmas tag from France

 

Copyright Jenny Davis 2013

Rosebud OP Shop Crawl. Collecting Vintage.

Rosebud OP Shop Crawl. Collecting Vintage.

Last week I spent a lovely day with my mum exploring the OP shops in Rosebud on the Mornington Penisular.

6 vintage silver cups with amazing patina sitting on a vintage Sheffield silver tray

 

A gorgeous piece of Antique French Filet lace.

6 gorgeous crystal glass Chandelier dangles

A set of bronze forks from Thialand

Glass crystals again and one of the silver cups

A bucket load of wine corks, some  with great graphics