Thursday, 7 July 2011

Print and Wax Collages

Having had a great tidy up this week, i was horrified by the amount of old prints and paper i had collected, and not bothered to recycle or throw away. Silly scraps of handmade paper, books, maps , old prints that i couldn't use because of a crease of fault in the printing, the list goes on ...!

Having some left wax from the bunting, i wanted to do something with this great big pile of stuff, so made these little collages made of old lino prints and wax. I love seeing something made from things that would usually be thrown away, but that doesn't really bode well for the future in my addiction to hoarding, and keeping the mess under control! oh well : )
















13 comments:

hanmade said...

wonderful idea-gorgeous collages! x

A Deegan said...

sooo beautiful Amanda!I also hoard all my misprints but i doubt they will ever look this gorgeous.

acornmoon said...

Lovely and inspiring. Your work oozes creativity.

Helen-S said...

These are beautiful - I love the little pinpricks, they set it off so well.

And I know what you mean about hoarding... ;-)

Bluebell said...

Really love these Amanda! Loving the new blog header too x

Mangle Prints said...
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Mangle Prints said...
Thank you x It was a little light relief from printing for a change. Although it was great to have a tidy, i don't think the tidiness will last very long ; )

erasercarver said...

Such a great idea and the collages are beautiful.

Alexandra Snowdon said...

Love these! Your work just gets better and better!

frauheuberg said...

just so lovley...wonderful...;)...wish you a wonderful weekend with lots of delights for your soul...a big hug...cheers...i...

Are you curious about me? said...

I'm impressed, if only my tidying up could produce such a lovely result.

Have a good weekend ~ Julie

Magic Cochin said...

It's amazing what accumulates isn't it?!!!

These are really lovely... the wax texture is beautiful.

Celia

Suze said...

They are beautiful...I love the colours and wax finish. Truly an inspiration!

Su x