Tuesday, 31 December 2013


After many years of storage in my wardrobe...my daughters college and degree coursework got sorted while she was down for a few days for Christmas... It's whittled down considerably leaving a big pile for burning and tipping. I resisted sorting through it with the idea of chopping and collaging photos, sketches and handwriting and did as she asked...tipped it. Amongst the unwanted bits were some photocopies...not sure if they are ink jet or toner printed. I had unused paper from the back of unwanted sketchbooks...so I wet the pictures and placed them between two pages and left to dry out a bit and repeated until photocopy fell to pieces. I thought the ink would make interesting, indistinct marks on the paper and so would be useful as a background for drawing over or collaging or layering up with acetate masks...next year! (they were ink-jet prints, forgot toner prints need spirits)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

wallpaper samples and an empty bedroom

The local Scrap Store got these wallpaper samples....the old brain started ticking......there was something I had always wanted to do........and if I didn't like it....it would have cost me virtually nothing and I could strip it off and and do it in the normal boring way.....lol

As I had started a dolls house club some years ago I had collected wallpaper with a small enough design to be used in 1/12 scale.....I  used some of that as well.... I can now part with  the rest off it and clear a space in my house full of crafty stuff.
It was these frames that set me off....
Not one of the sheets had a complete one......
cut out and reassembled
pasted on the wall

This is a wall in the bedroom I am decorating for occasional guests to use...and for me to use as a winter sitting room. Any season it is the warmest room in the house....in summer it is sweltering!
I have always wanted to do this.....I was going to put magazine adverts on as well......Another wall is done differently......but again with wallpaper samples....the other two wall are painted with paint from Scrap Store. I am grinning from ear to ear....waiting for someone to come down to give their verdict......lol