As a graphic artist I've always loved patterns. And colour combinations.
Ten or more years ago, my brother told me he had lined up at a movie theatre and in the trash of a designer's shop were three discarded wallpaper books. He grabbed them and put them in his car for me. I was tickled! One of the best gifts ever.
At the time I was making collages and artist trading cards so the books came in handy.
But I've changed direction and the books just sat in my cupboard, untouched.
I decided to chop them all out and put them in lots on my Etsy shop.
My favourite of the papers is a collection by Scalamandré called The Grand Tour, a series of designs based on artworks from various countries.
Chinoise Exotique" is a wonderful example of Indochine design developed for export to the European market in the early 1700s .
My absolute favourite! The mosaics inspired from a wall decoration found in an excavation on Mikonos Island off the coast of Greece. Lovely!
A new interpretation of a classical Scalamandre pattern originally adapted from an 18th century French toile.
I expect that a scrapbooker or collager will buy one of these packets of paper. They are works of art in themselves! To see my shop click here: CinnamonGirlStuff