Category Archives: Recycling

Ephemera Exchange Group

Many thanks!!! to both these lovely ladies who recently sent me goodies in the post for collage!

Thank you Chloe !

Chloe Marie

 

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Jane Gravois

 

Collage Tutorial 7. On a Prayer. Vintage Photos. Postcards..

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A new collage using vintage postcards and photos. I used a beautiful Japanese prayer card a square of gold cardboard from a box of French chocolates, a vintage photograph of Mt. Fuji and orangy twine with a tiny cut- out from a vintage postcard. Handwritten words on Japanese paper.

A Japanese friend of mine translated the prayer card for me.

It’s an ancient prayer for a well balanced, happy life.

1. Stay Healthy

2. Work Hard

3. Keep smiling

4. Dress up Appropriately

5. Be calm

6. Relax

7. Be Active

8. Think Deeply

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Playtime. 30 Days of Creating Collage.

On Monday I start a new art course, “30 Days of Collage” by Stephanie Levy

Image copyright Stephanie Levy 2013

Image copyright Stephanie Levy 2013

I love creating collage and think this course will help me to free up to experiment and play instead of being so serious and restricted when creating collage. I want to feel free to play with the process without worrying about the end result. Just like when creating my abstract paintings

I love Stephanie’s Art and thought her course would be perfect for this.

Images copyright Stephanie Levy

Image copyright Stephanie Levy 2013

I’m really looking forward to the interviews with 10 top collage artists from around the world who will share their tips and give us peeks at their art and arts practice.

We will be creating our own collage materials and learn how to decorate and paint our own unique papers. As well, I get to recycle and use up, my huge collection of vintage papers, fabrics, wallpapers and junk to make beautiful artworks and make room in my studio for new art projects.

 

 

Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina on metals ? Tutorial

Don’t you just love crusty rusty patina’s on metal ?

I found this simple tutorial from “Treasures from the Heart” for turning keys, hinges, watch parts, jewelery scrap and all metal odds and ends into gorgeous weathered pieces to use in mixed media, art assemblage products and more…I’m going do a batch to use in my sculpture installations.

Treasures from the Heart: Rust and Patina How To

Treasures from the heart