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Cindy Tonkin - January 30, 2016

I have always wanted to own a stylish screen like the women dress behind in their dressing rooms in 60s movies. This one was constructed from the cardboard box my ikea kallax shelf came in. Covered in pages from le Petit Robert dictionary i bought in 1981 when i loved in France. Also tiny typewriter keys stickers bought at dick blick’s art supplies in Chicago in 2011. Plus a border from a book of wrapping paper based on patchwork quilts. And a little creative cutting.

Today I’m cutting it up to become part of a bookshelf i am renovating. Mostly because it won’t stand up very well and takes up floor space.  Although i do think it would also make a cool headboard.

Used a combo of pva and tapioca flour paste to stick on the pages and some seem more yellowed than others. Not sure if that’s the age of the paper of the amount of clove oil i added to try and prevent insects from eating the glue. Took me about 8 hours to Collage the whole thing. Talk about busy work! Watched several movies on netflix whole doing it.

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