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reCOLLETTEtions

   Upcycle, Revamp, Recreate, lets just get creating!!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. I am inspired by vintage, the 1950's in particular, the femininity and classic style of this era is reflected in a lot of my creations.

 I try to avoid buying mass produced anything,opting instead for up-cycled, re-used, repaired, recycled, second hand items. I don't like waste, one woman's trash can be another woman's treasure. Come along for the ride and explore some creative solutions to give things a new lease on life, instructions included! 

 

 

  • Knitting, yes its an art too!
    I can’t knit, there I’ve said it! My Gran tried to teach me but she gave up after I created a....click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 12 May 2010
  • Stencils in art, from screen-printing to graffiti
    A stencil is a template used to draw or paint identical things like letters, numbers, symbols, shapes, or patterns every time it is used. You may have also heard of it called pochoir the term used in....click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 11 May 2010
  • A bit about Web Logs
    Well I obviously know a bit about weblogs because I write one but I’m no expert For me this is a way to work on my fledgling writing skills as one day I ...click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 10 May 2010
  • Post Exhibition Blues
    Post Exhibition Blues

    Got you there, Im fortunate enough to not suffer such things, as I like to look on the bright side of life as much as possible, it also helps to not have unrealistic expectations of....click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 9 May 2010
  • The Art of Spiderwebs
    There’s something special about foggy frosty mornings, some people hate them but I myself, well I really like them a lot. The air of mystery and suspense that’s....click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 8 May 2010
  • Protecting your clothes from art stuff
    Back in the olden days artists had lovely big baggy smock type outfits to go with their berets, it was some sort of artist’s uniform but it was also for....click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 7 May 2010
  • The colour Silver
    Silver is a metallic shade that resembles gray, the visual sensation usually associated with the metal silver is its metallic shine. This cannot be.....click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 6 May 2010
  • Painting a straight line
    Years ago I did some training in ticket-writing; an art that is quickly disappearing due to computer generated signage that is quicker and tidier and can be reproduced in multiplies by the click of a button. Because of the repetitive nature of.....click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 5 May 2010
  • Scratchboarding, what is it?
    I received an email recently advertising the materials for a technique called scratch-boarding. I had never heard of it before but was fascinated by the accompanying images and thought, hey I might.....click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 4 May 2010
  • Antiquing, or simulating the aging of your art using paint effects
    This sort of post should really contain step by step images but I’m going to ask you to try and visualise the techniques as you will come up with variations that will......click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 3 May 2010

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