Category Archives: recycled

Collage 17. Packaging & Labels. Bonne année

“Bonne année” was created using a French perfume box with scrap pieces of label from a champagne bottle I shared with my family in Paris 2009

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For the base I rescued some gold butter paper about to be thrown out in the rubbish

 

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The little window shows a pink flower

 

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30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy

Collage 15. Cut- up Poems. Whats under your Bonnet?

Whats under your Bonnet?

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This was a fun project…I used a vintage 1960’s New idea magazine to cut out found words, phrases and images. Looking at my finished piece now, I can see the composition is all over the place with no central focal point and may change it in the future

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I found the articles really funny and sometimes quite pathetic, on how women were seen and treated 50 years ago

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Being a baby boomer myself, I remember going to rallies and protests for women’s rights in the 60s-70s

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It makes you realize how far women have come since…

30 Days of Collage Stephanie Levy

Collage Tutorial 14. Maps

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I loved making this collage using my collections of found papers and fabric.

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I started off with an old school exercise book cover from the 1930’s. It was full of hand drawn maps. I added stitching to the map and some found vintage graph papers, aged canvas and a did a little hand drawing on tissue

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The paper with one of the maps of Queensland Australia was very delicate, so I glued it down  very carefully with archival gel medium. It’s a bit wrinkled but I don’t mind.

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I added some fabric scrap from a vintage tablecloth depicting Australian wildflowers

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Finally, I created little drawings all over the entire collage with pencils and ink pens

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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

Clear. Cloudy. Rain. Snow. Collages

A series of collages ” Clear Cloudy Rain Snow.” created as bonus collages for 30 Days of Collage

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow Series 1. 2. 3. Collage and Mixed Media.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1 Vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil and ink.

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 1
Found vintage diary paper 1949, French magazine 1900, vintage docket, banquette paper, pen, pencil, Gesso and ink.

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 2 Vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink and curry powder wash.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue, wallpaper, paint swatch, pen, pencil, ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

 

Clear Cloudy Rain Snow 3 Vintage pattern tissue paper,vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.

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Found vintage diary paper 1949, vintage pattern tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, pen, pencil ink, Gesso and curry powder wash.