Everyday Items Made from Old Paper

Typewriter


You may want to think twice before you throw away your old Thomas Guides, vintage postcards, children’s books and pattern packets. Perhaps you can turn them into works of art! That’s what Jennifer Collier does – she takes these old, discarded paper products and turns them into incredible replicas of everyday items like typewriters, cameras, clothes, and even shoes.

Collier begins each project by finding the paper she’ll turn into fabric. She scours flea markets, charity shops, fruit and vegetable stalls, antique shops and more until she finds what she’s looking for. Then, as she says on her website, “by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching I produce unusual paper 'fabrics', which are used to explore the 'remaking' of household objects.

“The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles.”

Here are some of our favorite items from her website.


Map SLR Camera


Teacup with Spoon


Super 8 Camera


Phone


Singer Sewing Machine


Map Baby Shoes


Pattern Packet Baby Shoes


Little Women Stilettos


Spice Jars with Rack


Knife-rack


Watering Can


Alice Kid Gloves

Jennifer Collier’s website
via [ArtistaDay]




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