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« on: April 28, 2010 05:40:28 PM »

Remember when partition screens were all the rage?  I made one a long time ago and all but forgot about it.  I've been doing a marathon cleaning/painting session today for my back porch getting it all beautiful and while working I found my old screen.  It fits perfectly with the colors so I added it to the room.  Now I remember how much time and love went into this original project.



First I bought these specialty stickers at a rubber stamp convention and held on to them for 4 years before I found a worthy project.



I have a book of famous love letters and photocopied all sorts of them on to different colored taupe papers for the worn look.  I also have a rubber stamp in french script and I added that to tinted watercolor paper.





Lastly I took another rubber stamp and added the postal and passport markings. 



Screens may not be as popular as they once were - but I really like the addition to my porch and I think I'll use this old letter collage look on a few other projects I'm planning.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010 06:07:32 PM »

I really like this project! Lovely!! I just might steal the idea when I move into my new joint Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010 08:48:13 PM »

This will make an awesome backdrop to highlight future projects as well. Can you put small shelves on it? When not using for photography, put votives on them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010 09:14:30 AM »

Thanks Knickertwist and Lovesclutter!  To avoid confusion though, I made the screen with plywood and hinges and then took my papers, stamps and stickers to get this tea stained - weathered look.  After looking at it in my living room for 2 - 3 years I stored it in the garage until last night. I hadn't set eyes on it for 6 years but I'm still really happy with the outcome and worn look of letters.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010 10:23:54 AM »

Oh, I knew it was wood, that is why it could have narrow shelves on it. *grin*
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010 02:39:59 PM »

Man, now I want a screen of my own! Yours is lovely; I LOVE the look of old handwritten letters. Aaah, the days when handwriting was cherished and practiced meticulously. I think it'd be pretty cool with shelves too, and in fact that would be a great way to add shelves to a place like an apartment, where you're not allowed to build them into the walls.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010 06:23:09 AM »

I think you should try one!  The only thing that I would do differently is use Piano Hinges.  I bought just regular ones and the screen is a little tipsy.  The Piano Hinges would also give the screen added support if you add shelves!
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