Category Archives: design ideas

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

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

 

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