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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mixed Media Mayhem - DLP - Life with a HIstory

July Theme - Ephemera , July 4 
Art Challenge: Using Old Maps, Letters, Tickets & More

Journal Prompt:  Life...with a history

I had all my travel ephemera out for last month's challenge.  As I sorted sundry pieces into categories, I became distracted by all the stories they told.  To continue engagement with all these goodies, I decided to use them to meet the ephemera challenge.

Baggage tags, tickets, dinner receipts, key cards, labels, dried flower, and lots of translucent receipts from shopping provided materials for a background.  After I arranged and glued everything, I added some chop stamps, and a silkscreen I made from a vintage Chinese book.

This collection of ephemera goes back at least twenty years, and it reflects many of my foreign adventures that define me, hence the title, "Life with a History."

1 comment:

  1. Such an exciting and meaningful page, Linda, full of your prescious memories.