Two notable things about today's i love vintage: One, there was a similar idea that was all the rage a few years ago, using vintage wallpaper and a simple animal silhouette. Those decor pieces are still for sale, actually. Two, this craft idea is by Marion Behr, a professional artist who appears to still be working. She had graduated from art school just a few years before when she sold this idea. In addition to painting, sculpting, and drawing, she co-invented a non-toxic etching method for printmaking. It also looks like she lives close to where I grew up in New Jersey. You go, Marion.
These big animal cut-outs are made by gluing fabric to mat board, and embellishing with felt features.
Need help with the animal shapes? McCall's has you covered. Remember, this is before photocopiers were in every office, so you'll need to use the grid enlargement technique to scale up.
Thanks for the groovy idea, Marion Behr! xo
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.