Tuesday, June 9, 2009

No Really, I AM Cleaning!

No, I'm not tea dying paper. This is what is coming OUT of the paper as I soak it apart-- vintage wallpaper salvaged from my in-laws' latest renovation. I discovered the pile of it collecting dust in my studio. No time like the present for soaking it apart! I will be more likely to use it in a project.
Set out to dry on an old long sleeved t-shirt, it looks artistic already!
The colors faded as they driedI love the ragged edges of the disintegrating paper.

Some colors remained vivid.

While others are a mere shadow of their former selves.


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Well these ARE fantastic looking N!!! Love how you put an old shirt to work one last time...or perhaps not teehee!!!
You ALMOST make me want to clean up LOLLLL

Christine said...

You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and ability to save things that I would have just tossed.

I can't wait to see what you do with these scrappies.


Linda said...

Only you would've put them out to dry like that! Very clever!!!mi

Donna said...

Really pretty sweetie!hughugs

Margaret said...

what a great find, so very Pam Garrison! I always wondered where people find this stuff, just a shame my MIL is so tidy and so organised she has NOTHING old in the house,reasons to head home are kinda stacking up! Can't wait to see what you do with these gems!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Wow! These look gorgeous! There is nothing like the real thing. You can't get the same effect as that with a scanned image of old wallpaper!!

Anna said...

looks like it could be an entry for altered couture.... :) You have some amazing talents..... can wait to see what you do with the wallpaper :) xo anna

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Nathalie, I am definitely NOT a cook! My souffles would resemble pancakes more, methinks!! I do find that putting my gel penned page in the sunlight, or under my lamp, makes them dry faster. But I haven't tried a heat gun or hairdryer.

Gunnels blog said...

These looks great !