Tag Archives: vintage

Christmas Cards

Making a Christmas Card for Bloomsbury this year I went through several roughs, here are some that didn’t make it as well as the final one. And here are some lovely vintage designs I found along the way.                

Paris – books, illustrators and household gloves

I went to Paris this week. I am always on the lookout for old paper so the first time I came across Au Petit Bonheur La Chance in the Marais I was lost for hours. This shop is heaven, crammed with old pencils, pens, vintage Christmas wrapping paper, and best of all, old unused exercise […]

How to make a portfolio out of cardboard

I thought I would try and make something out of all the ends of A3 sketchpads I have accumulated making The Dawn Chorus. And I wanted an excuse to use this amazing wallpaper I found years ago at a flea market. 1. Stick a piece of ribbon or binding to join the 2 pieces of […]