Tag: Old Papers

Mail Art Postcards

Some mail art postcards made in response to a request from Patti Digh (author of "Creative is a Verb" and "Four Word Self Help") for some special cards for one of the folks at SKIRT! Publications. Though I was unable to create these cards by the due date, I was still intrigued by the theme…

Shell Shocked

I have been working a lot with 19th century fashion plates, usually the hand-colored ones. But I liked this image of the two women in "bathing costumes" from The Delineator (a magazine published by Butterick) and wanted to create a summery collage. As the piece evolved more and more of the beach they were standing…

Olive Took To Flying Like A Bat Out of Hell

This is a small – 7 " x 5" – collage created for Cincinnati's ArtWorks annual Secret Artworks auction. It combines vintage images from a circus poster and children's book with antique text, recycled greeting cards and a recycled illustration from a publisher's book proof. Watercolor and marker were used to pump up the colors…

An Embroidered Photo Collage with a Touch of Spring

The winter has been a long one here in Ohio this year.  I took this picture of my two daughters and my neice at the end of last summer.  I embroidered it with some very spring like flowers and then collaged it.  I used acrylic paint, then layered it with some of my girl's old…

An Embroidered Ice Cream Collage

This collage was inspired by a trip to the ice cream shop with my daughters.  It is created on an 8 x 10 stretched canvas board layered with acrylic paint, tissue paper, old ledge paper, wrapping paper, alchohol ink, stamps, and more ink.  I embellished it with and embroidered ice cream cone that uses scrap…

My First collage after watching the Backgrounds video

This is my first collage after watching the Fast and furious collage video I purchased a few weeks ago! It is called Wishing- I layered all types of fabrics, lace, tissue paper, scraps, and more on the background; used a layer of a watered down acrylic paint in gold over the first layers, followed by…

altered art note pad

I bought a bunch of little pads on clearance at Michaels for next to nothing and mod podged it with old book pages and  pretty papers.  The picture is from an old Kate Greenway book I purchased that featured all of her illustrations. The quote I cut out of an Upper Case Living merchandise catalog.  

altered art note pad

I bought a bunch of little pads on clearance at Michaels for next to nothing and mod podged it with old book pages and  pretty papers.  The picture is from an old Kate Greenway book I purchased that featured all of her illustrations. The quote I cut out of an Upper Case Living merchandise catalog.  

Mixed Media PaperCloth Purse

This was an experiment. I have (and LOVE) Kelli Nina Perkin's book "Stitch Alchemy". In the book she gives instructions for a paper cloth purse.  This is it – i had to alter it a little as I used quilt batting in between the paper cloth and the cotton lining.  This created too much bulk…