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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Black and greys

This is the new colour challenge at
I am still not ready to give up on Halloween (two more sleeps!), so I made this piece.

I wondered about good ol' Edgar's romantic life and learned that he married his wife when she was very young and then she died at the age of 24.  How sad.  That's why I've done her on a transparency, to make her kind of elusive. I used an image of a Gibson Girl by Valerie Brincheck.  I never met Edgar's wife actually and so have no real photos of her. ;-)
I learned the rolled paper technique through a tutorial by Christy Tomlinson and loved it so much,
 I plan to do some more. 
The background is a combination of molding paste, stamps, a butterfly from Mickey's, Prima flowers,
misting with stencils, and a chandelier by Hambley.
I had so much fun doing this-waasted an entire day.  But it's the focal point of my Halloween mantle, and I may keep it there for long after the goblins and ghouls have gone.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow thats so atmospheric. A brilliant piece my friend.Love the transparency, very haunting
    hugs June x

  2. You are truly talented. This piece is so wonderful. Captures the broken mind of Edgar perfectly. Love the elusive wife. It is quite sad that she died so young. I would love to see a picture of your Halloween mantle.

  3. Oh WOWEE this is just amazing, love the disappearing wife technique so very clever of you!! The rolled paper technique suits your wonderful scene so perfectly, I hope this one gets to go up on a wall in your new place :-)

  4. Great post you are so creative...Im a big Poe Lover myself ...Happy PPF

    - KAT -

  5. This is a hauntingly stunning piece. I love the way his wife is faded out and the story behind it. You are just a creative genius, my friend!

  6. Love the rolled paper! Great make.Thanks for joining us at gingers.

  7. This is fantastic, Electra - I love that rolled paper technique - I gotta check it out! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!

  8. Dynamic piece, Electra--such tragic lives, this really captures that feel.

    Congratulations on your piece being chosen as a Ginger Gem!!



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