Sunday, April 17, 2011

Create New Art with Old Paper

I listed my first give away last week and decided to write another article with some ideas and images of terrific art made with vintage book pages and other ephemera to help get your creative juices flowing. Of course I turned to my fellow Etsy artists for inspiration so I wanted to share some of their art work. 

The first artist featured is Kim Tedrow of Mixed Media Arts. I love her whimsical, playful style. She has a wonderful range of subject matter from antique sepia toned photos, to cute mid-century children's images.
This is one of my favorites. Isn't he adorable!
Kim also make beautiful mixed media canvases like this cute little guy. 
Paper Annie is the next stop on the vintage paper train.  She has a fun, quirky style with a splash of sass!  I especially like her paperweights.
Ya know, this is where a picture is worth a thousand words.  B Girl funtastic!
One of the best things about vintage ephemera are the CRAZY images and subject matter.  Paper Annie really pulls it all together in this whimsical collage. 
Another wonderful mixed media artist is Nouveau Nancy who uses vintage ephemera to create beautiful, one of a kind, greeting cards.  She has a lovely, soft, dreamy romantic style that is classy and timeless. 
Is this a greeting card or a work of art?  It's BOTH!  What a wonderful gift for someone special.

Simple and classy with a beautiful color palette.  The vintage book page is a perfect background.  More interesting than a plain background but not overwhelming to the image.
 One of my favorite uses for vintage book pages are these wonderful artworks printed directly onto the printed page.  With an eye for detail and a focus on quality, Formed by Fire has a terrific selection of art prints on vintage book pages and maps.

Moon and Lion is our last stop and one that is sure to leave an impression.  I think "Art with Attitude" says it best.  I love her sassy, bold, crazy fun style.

There's still time to enter my give away for TWO different winners to get a packet of over 30 items of vintage ephemera. Find out more at My First Give Away.


  1. So glad to be included among such talent! I'm going to stop by these other shops pronto.

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  2. I love everything! Your aesthetic is so interesting!

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