Monday, October 18, 2010

Collaging With Vintage Sewing Patterns

Altered Art Projects With Vintage Sewing Patterns
Here is another terrific idea for mixed media artists who appreciate vintage materials and want to collage in a retro style.

These wonderful collages were found at They are made out of old sewing patterns as well as the front and back covers of the actual packaging of the sewing patterns.

A Variety Of Art Elements To Use

What is nice about using all the different components of the sewing patterns is that you get a variety of different types of papers, elements (such as numbers, letters, writing, figures) and of course a range of colors.

Since vintage sewing patterns are very easy to find (especially
online) and are very inexpensive, especially packages that are soiled or torn many artists use the original materials when making art. But you could also consider
scanning your images and color copying them for multiple uses.

Collage Mediums

You can use Golden's Gel products for an adhesive or diluted glue.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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