Wednesday, June 07, 2006

wallpaper art~


i was at my local sherman williams store picking up some paint and i asked the guy-"what do you do with the old wallpaper books", he said"do you want to be on the list?", of course, i said YES!!! so, in a couple of days i get a call to come pickup some books, i thought there would be a couple, there were *8*...i was so excited!!!! so there they sat in my studio basement for awhile...i didnt really know where to start, i had seen some beautiful things on etsy and some of the other blogs, i venture to..so i started to go through the books and really look at the designs which are really beautiful including a couple of western wallpaper books and their designs are just as nice also..so i picked a couple of papers out and went from there..i like the words on this border-VIEUX AMIS..it means "old friends", so of course i had to add a dog and this particular dog is from an old postcard and he looks like our great dane-kaj...so i played around with this mess for a couple of days, took it apart meaning took the glued stuff off and reglued different things and i added the words-sons meilleurs means are best...so the caption is "old friends are best"....i really like the way it turned out, i think??
so you be the judge and tell me..it is not as easy as it looks...now what am i going to do with 8wallpaper books? i do not know...but i can have lots of practice art, cant i!>>>>>~*~*~*~*~*~

4 comments:

Cornflake King said...

Great Blog!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

How lucky to be on the wallpaper list, thanks for the tip!!

One Crabapple said...

USE ONE OF THE WALLPAPER BOOKS FOR A LARGE ALTERED ART BOOK ! THINK OF HOW GREAT TO HAVE ALL THAT SPACE TO COLLAGE EACH PAGE ????

NICE COLLAGE !

FINALLY BLOGGER IS ON AGAIN , I HAVE SOME CATCHING UP TO DO ON YOUR ENTRIES. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEE THEM BEFORE TODAY.

LOVE, S.

Hey said...

So, obviously, I translated the words before I scrolled down and read the translation... I immediately thought, "That's pretty cool..." Very neat. So impressed.