Happy October! Edgar Alan Poe is the theme on Gingersnaps this month and I created this collage to kick it off.
Starting with a piece of watercolor paper as my base, I added a stamped and grunged up piece of green patterned paper, then layered on gothic German text and some mesh.
I found a photograph of Poe on the internet, re-sized and printed it onto the same German text (in my Etsy store). The paper is from an old copy of Goethe’s Faust from the 1800s and is quite fragile, so I glued it onto a piece of copy paper before running it through my printer. It worked like a charm! I added some stamping, stitching and an old optical lens to the photo.
I finished the piece with a vintage pen nib and aged scrabble tiles. Not my normal style, but I hope you like it 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!