August 2, 2012

Old Papers

Posted in Digital Collage, Free Vintage Art, Silk Ribbon Embroidery tagged , , , , , , , , , at 4:09 PM by Shelley Swanland

This collage isn’t perfect but I like what I came up with. I digitally layered vintage documents, a post card and some envelopes inside an old book cover. When I finished all that I added the embroidered piece and the key. The flowers on the linen Twiltlet are folded on an Octogon paper base and then gathered. My silk ribbon students learned how to do them a couple of weeks ago.

I also added the French Knot Roses I love so much. Click on either image to see the high resolution version.



  1. Kathy Clarke said,

    Shelley-You do such beautiful work. I have also worked with silk ribbon and you have mastered it!

    • Thank you so much Kathy! I missed the Silk Ribbon work so much and now I am teaching it again. Love it! Thanks!

  2. Linda said,

    Beautiful work. I have always been fond of Silk Ribbon embroidery, glad to see it used in your collage the effect is great. Keep it up. Classes coming soon?

    • Thank you Linda. I teach at Georgia’s Quilting Obession. I have also started to get requests from guilds for the Silk Ribbon workshops.

  3. Reblogged this on ~ Morning Tempest Studios ~ and commented:
    These are so lovely I had to share!

  4. adaisygarden said,


  5. Pat C. said,

    I love the collage… your embroidery work is exquisite! xoxo

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