Friday, May 18, 2012

Collage Tree Art with a Vintage Touch

Ghosts at the Garden Gate 
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
Source: via Miriam on Pinterest

Original Tree Art by Miriam Schulman
This abstract landscape art pictures a white picket fence with an open garden gate. Beyond the gate are contemporary collage trees created with sepia brown vintage photos. The tree art appears ghostly and spiritual. In the friendly garden, bright pink azaleas bloom with irises and the golden green grass adds more modern color. The fence is a collage of a William Faulkner novel. This tree wall art has been painted black on the sides and is ready to hang without a frame but also looks great with a ready made simple brown frame.

Detail of White picket fence in mixed media collage
Title: Ghosts at the Garden Gate
Size: 16x20" gallery wrapped canvas, 3/4" profile, sides painted black
FRAME: frame is not included, but a rustic brown one would look great. You can get a ready made frame at many craft stores or online. You may also display the canvas without a frame, since the staple free sides are painted black.

Detail of Collage Trees

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Decorating Idea
The master bedroom, the reproduction 18th century tester bed is softened with Belgian linen panels from Restoration Hardware. To make the home appear larger, owner and architect Bill Ingram painted almost every room white including the peaceful bedroom shown here. The collage artwork was added digitally  to give you an idea what it would look like in your home. Ingram designed this 1400 square feet home in Birmingham, Alabama which is in the Mountain Brook area, a prime real estate section in Birmingham. (if you are in this part of the country and are interested in hiring this architect designer you may visit his website at

To get a similar look in your home you can start by painting the your walls and trim and ceiling in  Creamy White by Benjamin Moore. The bedding is available from  Pine Cone Hill . The pillow on the chair is from Leaf & Petal. Although the fabric on the chair is discontinued there may be stock available in Bengal Stripe by Stratum Textiles .  

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