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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.

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Unknown 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


Martina 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.