Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

NOTICE: AlphaStamps has moved to a new website. Unfortunately, I was not aware the product links in my blog posts would not forward to the products on the new website. This has affected both the links in the posts and my Collage Sheet & Digital Image Set Catalogs. I ask for your patience while I work to fix the links. I’ll be fixing the newest posts first working back in time. Lastly, I’ll fix the catalogs. In the meantime, if you encounter broken links and need to finding something you can either use the name of the product to search the new AlphaStamps.net site or you can email me using the “Email Me” button at the top of the left column of the blog and I will do what I can to help. Laura

Friday, January 21, 2011

Le Courtesan - Altered Cabinet Card

I made the turquoise flower in the upper right corner by first printing the flower on white presentation paper then printing the image in three smaller sizes on vellum.  I glued all the pieces together and added pearls.  The butterflies, bee and fan are all images of jewelry.

If you aren't familar with cabinet cards they were the style of photograph which was universally adopted for photographic portraiture in 1870. It consisted of a thin photograph that was generally mounted on cards measuring 4¼ by 6½ inches.


Barbra Joan said...

LAURA I have just recently found your blog and started following you. Your work with ATC's is beautiful, I love the nostalgic themes . I'm a watercolorist but also do art journals and love mixed media in paper and fibers. I just recently had the desire to get back into it and you are such an inspiration... thank you.

Joanne said...

So beautiful. Love the colours.

Franstuff said...
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Franstuff said...

I just LOVE your ATC's!! Your creativity and sense of balance are amazing!! I hope I can create art as beautiful someday.

April said...

Another beautiful piece!

Anonymous said...


Amazing imagination! Please explain what a "cabinet card" means.

Thank you


Martina2801 said...

You combine elements in your ACC so beautifully and uniquely. It's a pleasure to visit and to see what you've been creating.