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Collage Tutorial 9. Materials from Nature

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I really enjoyed creating the nature collages. I drifted back to the Summers of the ’60’s  when with friends, running fast on the path to the beach ,our feet would burn:) I also remembered organizing the nature table at primary school. My favorite subjects were, art,  nature and social studies. I collected many of the coastal found objects items from Australian beaches and from my own backyard.

Compulsive Collector 1

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Found  Dromana beach Australia. Driftwood, Shell, Seed Pod, Blue found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.

Compulsive Collector 2

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Found coastal Tasmania and Victoria Australia. Crab claw, seashell, animal bone,rock, Red found object, Paint swatch, Pen and Gesso on canvas board.

Remembering Wendy 1965

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Found Victoria Australia. Gum leaf, driftwood, Baby shells, found paper, washi tape, gesso on aged water-colour paper.

Nature Table 1965

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Found  Gum leaf, Vintage book papers, paint swatch and graphite pencil on aged water-colour paper.

30 Days of Collage – Stephanie levy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

New Vintage finds and Upcycled

French Country Cottage Half Wall Vase or Planter I accidently broke this vase so upclycled it into a French country style wall ornament.
I sanded the edges and whitewashed the surface sanding it back to give a weathered look. I then drilled holes and added sculptural wire at the back to hold a plant or flowers. I then painted the  flowers with acrylic paints and Voila!  A French style half wall vase or planter for your garden or indoor wall.

 

2 Original Vintage Road – Railroad Lamps – Very Collectable – Vintage Industrial Rustic Decor

Large French cottage botanical print beautifully matted and framed behind glass with deep crimsons,creams yellow with a botanical “Elle`bore” fleur with 2 Butterflys

Vintage Industrial Rustic Decor

Original Vintage Industrial Double Spot Lights for Ceiling or Wall

Lovely twin lot of vintage spot lights.