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My name is Scheintal, and I love to make things, especially the new from the old. When I was little, my grandparents lived in a pink house whose basement was stuffed with the fabulous, the shabby and the strange. There were spinning wheels, and dried starfish, Dick and Jane books, witch marionettes, a rock polishing machine and dance costumes from the 1930s. Exploring it gave me a taste for objects with resonance and imagination ever since.

I’ve been making collage objects and filling books for more than twenty years. After studying visual communication at the University of Kansas, I finished a traditional textiles and needlecraft degree in Australia from the Hornsby polytechnic. Next, I have raised and taught my children while practicing shamanism.

I offer Artist’s Trading Cards, ACEOS, Decos, Tip-ins, ZNE work, altered books, and assemblages. My work is multi-laye…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 24
  • Joined April 2, 2007

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vintage, ephemera, collage, lively, textile, ACEO, irresistible, ZNE, paper, altered, authentic, ATC, enchanted

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About

My name is Scheintal, and I love to make things, especially the new from the old. When I was little, my grandparents lived in a pink house whose basement was stuffed with the fabulous, the shabby and the strange. There were spinning wheels, and dried starfish, Dick and Jane books, witch marionettes, a rock polishing machine and dance costumes from the 1930s. Exploring it gave me a taste for objects with resonance and imagination ever since.

I’ve been making collage objects and filling books for more than twenty years. After studying visual communication at the University of Kansas, I finished a traditional textiles and needlecraft degree in Australia from the Hornsby polytechnic. Next, I have raised and taught my children while practicing shamanism.

I offer Artist’s Trading Cards, ACEOS, Decos, Tip-ins, ZNE work, altered books, and assemblages. My work is multi-layered, incorporating stitchery and using several techniques in one piece no matter how small, and is redolent of cultural, mythic and historical references. I use fragments from my vintage ephemera collection, and sell mixed packets from it as well.

Major influences: mid-20th century graphics, world cultures, history, film noir, anthropology, animals, outsider art, Halloween, visionary art, miniatures, kitsch, folklore, nostalgia, surrealism, bluegrass music.

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