Category Archives: vintage wallpaper

Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.

Handmade French Bohemian Wall Hangings. Vintage French Chic.


“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.


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.


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


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



Handmade Vintage Wallpaper Book.

Handmade Vintage Wallpaper Book

A large handmade book I recently created from vintage wallpapers




vintage French magazine scraps




archival matte board and gummed tape




It’s strong tough and a little rough




Over 60 pages of vintage wallpapers, watercolor papers, paint splotches and tabs in between


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Size 23cm x 16cm.



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



Jane Gravois


Vintage sun . A collaboration collage with my mum who was visiting.










I found a vintage photo of a family enjoying a day at the beach side. My mum chose the corrugated chocolate paper and positioned the boat wallpaper.











I then added some French flourish stamping to the background and colour to the sepia photo using archival inks.










We finished off with some handwriting, beach shell fragments and fabric flowers.

30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy



Collage Tutorial 14. Maps


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


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


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.


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


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

30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy