Tag 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











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











The little window shows a pink flower



30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy

Collage 16. Recipes Illustrated. Your Sundae Best.

“Your Sunday Best”


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


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.


30 Days of collage Stephanie Levy


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

Whats under your Bonnet?


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


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


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


It makes you realize how far women have come since…

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