Edgar Allen Poe Mixed Media Postcard

Edgar Allen Poe Postcard Collage
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.

Edgar Allen Poe Postcard Collage

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 🙂

Edgar Allen Poe Postcard Collage

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


6 Thoughts on “Edgar Allen Poe Mixed Media Postcard

  1. Hi Ali
    Like yourself I’ve been working with Hallowe’en and far from my normal style but it can be fun to do something different.
    This is quite dark and your attention to detail is astonishing. I need to say “Snap” as my Hallowe’en card also has a some Gothic German text.
    The addition of the pen nib is a brilliant touch.

  2. Wow this is amazing, Ali. Love the eye piece and rich green background, and the way you’ve printed the image onto the text is fabulous!

  3. Oh wow Ali, this is so different from your usual makes and I love it. xx

  4. I love this! I’m hot on Poe this year…and this makes me smile. ;D

  5. Fantastic collage, Ali! It may not be your normal style, but it has vintage text which definitely shows your touch and which is a great addition to just about anything;-)

  6. Great collage! Love the pen nib! Great addition!

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