Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.

Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.

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“Ateliernostagi “ Stunning one of a kind creations using vintage elements, textiles, found objects, embellishments and reclaimed jewelry bringing you a touch of French Bohemianism & romance to your home.

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I love making my French wall hangings. They are, all handmade using many creative processes and layers.

 

The base is made from thick board, covered with canvas. I then wrap it all with plaster cloth, to give texture and an old world feel. The whole lot is then painted with white Gesso paint.

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Then several layers of acrylic paint are topped with, antique 1900s, French magazine scraps and vintage wallpapers. I then peeled, sanded and scraped back the surface to reveal the previous layers. Like peeling back years of wallpaper and paint layers in a derelict building.

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For the next layer, I embellish with vintage elements, French fringe, tassel in peach pink and shredded vintage French laces and sheer fabric scraps. All finished of with some French trim to hang.

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The final layers of embellishment can sometimes take weeks, until I find, or make, the right item I’m happy with.

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They look great hanging in the boudoir, or any other room in the home.

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Collage 16. Recipes Illustrated. Your Sundae Best.

“Your Sunday Best”

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A little collage created from a vintage Australian recipe books and pieces of hand painted papers, wooden ice cream stick painted and washi tape.

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As a child I can remember going on long trips to Melbourne by train . For lunch we would go to Coles cafeteria for a delicious ice cream sundae with fruit, jelly and lashings of chocolate or strawberry syrup.  Topped off with nuts, cream and fruit.

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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

30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy