Paper Bits and Parchment Baubles

Ephemera əˈfem(ə)rə
plural noun
*things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
*items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity
Ephemera can be as simple as last night's movie stub or as elegant as your grandmother's wedding invitation. Even your child's first finger painting fits into this broad scope of collecting. Items of ephemera are those things which we hold on to merely for sentimental value- In most cases, they would fetch only a few dollars, if that, at the local antique store. But what makes ephemera so special is it's power to transport us to another time with a simple glance.

Many crafters and artisans are using these "paper bits and parchment baubles" to create authentic and original work. By taking these images and altering them, they show true creativity and vision. By looking to the past, they create a beautiful piece worthy of contemporary admiration.
For this particular posting, I've included images from old ink blotters. These ladies are from the early 20th century and would be great in a collage or mixed media project... Have fun using these lovely "Gibson Girls" of long ago!
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