Saturday, February 2, 2008

Crimson & Clover ~ Vintage Paper Collage

I just bought another antique ledger and this one is even better than the last, it has layers upon layers of old paper glued upon the original handwritten pages, but because it is so old and delicate, the glue has dried and the top layers peel off really easily, leaving bits and pieces behind, so each page has layers and textures of old paper, including tiny glimpses of scrolly handwriting, as well as bits of old recipes and clippings. This collage is printed on one of those pages and features an antique botanical illustration of a clover wearing a regal crimson crown. The queen of the meadow. ♥

4 comments:

Octavine Illustration said...

i love this!!!!!!
it's so beautiful. terrific work.

dollface design said...

thank you so much octavine!!!

panquequescalientes said...

Hey there, thanks for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. I saw your work on Flickr and am glad to see you have a blog too.
I really love all the work you do, printing on vintage papers is such a creative twist! This one reminded me of a site I used to use tons when I was doing more digital work, http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/ you may already use it but it has a wealth of awesome vintage images.
I do have an etsy shop but it is currently out of commission. If/when I get it back up I'll let you know.

dollface design said...

hey panquequescalientes!
thanks for visiting, i love your collage work ;D definitely drop me a line if you open your etsy shop again...your stuff is amazing! off to check out that link ;D thanks!

layla