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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.



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.


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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…

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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

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