Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Vintage Polish Illustration

I just purchased this fabulous vintage book from a Polish seller on Ebay. I can't read it but I know that the first story is "Sleeping Beauty" so I assume it is a book of fairy tales (I couldn't translate the title). The book was published in Warsaw and dates from 1961 but I think it was originally published in Moscow in 1950. Anyway, I purchased it for the wonderful borders on every page. The illustrator is Michal Bylina (Polish, 1904-1982).

Sunday, March 26, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 12

I have a stash of old Reader's Digest book covers and I used one for the base of this week's collage. I rubber stamped leaves and type and then added a strip from a vintage document. On a separate card, I stamped a pattern and then layered some hand made paper. I added a bird cut from a vintage print (the bird is a copy - scanned into my computer and printed as needed to keep the original) and glued the smaller card onto the book cover.

collage week 12

Sunday, March 19, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 11

Everything is coming up roses! I just purchased a pack of vintage wallpaper from Etsy shop reginasstudio (the ledger paper in the background is from the same shop) and was inspired by a piece with a large pink rose. I whitewashed one of my wood panels and then rubber stamped a pattern with gold ink. The wallpaper, a few scraps of Japanese washi paper and a fragment of a vintage document complete the collage.

collage week 11

Saturday, March 11, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 10

Spring has suddenly arrived - it went from cold (by Southern California standards) and rainy to sunny and 80 in just a few days. This week is a little bird collage on wood panel - robin red breast to welcome spring. Vintage music, documents and wallpaper plus rubber stamps were used to create the collage.

collage week 10

Sunday, March 5, 2017

52 Weeks of Collage Part 2 Week 9

This week, I used another wood panel and mounted vintage music for the background. I layered on a paper doily and gold star paper. I printed a bird image on a vintage French document and hand colored the bird. The blue-gray handmade paper was printed in gold with a rubber stamp.

Collage week 9

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