Tuesday, 24 January 2012

découpage wallpaper

Sorting through some magazines recently I came across these beautiful three-dimensional découpage wallpaper backgrounds for an accessory feature. Being inspired to have a go at creating some art works in a similar approach it also reminded me of some gorgeous handmade wallpaper by Claire Coles which I had seen a while ago and had absolutely fascinated me. 

Claire’s couture wallpapers transform walls into individual works of art. Fragments of hand-sourced vintage wallpaper, layered and intricately embroidered with silks and leather to create a range of patterns and scenes. I think her Midnight Garden is probably my favourite creation, but I love the combination of découpage and embroidery in all of her pieces.

In my search to rediscover Claire's work, I also came across these other beatiful pieces, which I thought I'd share...

This three-dimensional paper by Hanna Nyman is pretty special. I love how only selected elements have been brought out of the paper, almost as origami formed out of the paper. I also discovered these beautiful origami forms created out of fabric, which would make an interesting wall covering.

Kim Robertson's Embroidered Black Blossom Wallpaper I saw on Rockett St George's amazing website is no longer available but is a great example of how these beautiful creations can also work on a smaller scale, hung as a piece of art.

Moving slightly away from découpage but I just had to share this stunning handstiched wallpaper by Kaylee Hibbert, with its wonderful textures, being very thematic with my recent Lace posts.

And last but not least, moving slightly more of course I thought I'd to end with this fun floral take on wallpaper, which I thought was lovely and bright and a great way of displaying flowers.

I'm feeling very inspired and really motivated to get back into some collage and layering, just maybe not quite on a wallpaper scale...!

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