If you’re not sure what antique ephemera is, I have explained it more thoroughly here. To put it simply, it’s old items, usually paper or cardboard, which were meant to be discarded after use. Below is a good, clear explanation, which I have posted previously.
Weird Old Stuff
Rossfett, Kurt Schwitters, 1919
A Few Examples
mixed media collage on vintage leather book cover, 13.5 x 9 x .25 inches
ingredients: antique and vintage ephemera, antique book pages, monotype, pressed flower, stitching, lace
This piece definitely has a narrative quality, I think. It was the two figures, and the suggestion of the relationship between them, that sparked this ‘story’. The girl – fairy? – with the flower hat seems to be offering something to the other woman, perhaps a rose, or is it her arm? The story goes wherever your imagination takes it. The Gift is for sale in my Collage and Book Arts Gallery.