Category Archives: hand dyeing

Collage Tutorial 11. Mixed Tape Collage.

Update! I took off the “I love Paris tape” as it just didn’t work for me.

This collage is on a piece of water colour paper aged the with Parisian essence, then baked in the oven.

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A piece of vintage French paper old blue ticket is taped down with tartan scotch tape Ive had since the ’70s.

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A cardboard typo tag, washi tape, string and ink.

 

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30 Days of Collage Stephanie Levy

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 3

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La Chaise Asnieres 2

 

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Crazy Rust Dyeing

Lately I’ve been experimenting with natural dyeing processes for fabrics and papers. I’m trying out rust dyeing at the moment. I want to build up a collection of natural and rust dyed fabrics and papers so when my next creative spurt comes around, I’ll have plenty to work with.

Over the years I have collected heaps of metal for my sculpture welding so I have plenty of bits hiding on my property just rusting away. The gathering of the metal objects, wrapping them with the fabric spraying with vinegar and binding with rope and wire is quite relaxing. I call it mummy wrapping.

It only takes a couple of hours for marks to appear but I like to keep mine for up to a week or two so I can get deeper impressions and colours. I discovered if I wrap fabric around old pieces of copper pipe the amazing teal green and red patinas are transferred to the fabric as well.

I’m happy with the end result and see connections to the abstract marks I create in my paintings. There are paintings in themselves

Go to my tutorial on Rust Dyeing here

Fabric Dyeing. Textiles & Paper.

I’m so hooked on dyeing lately, so, here is my latest batch of cold water dyed fabrics and papers. I’ve had these dyes since the 70’s and they still worked really well. I was able to keep diluting the dye bath to get very subtle tints. I’ve also been doing a bit of experimenting with rust dyeing and absolutely love it

On my other blog Outlook8studio I have a tutorial to share with you on rust dyeing

Have fun!