I used this image by pre Raphaelite Frank Cadogan Cowper because of the rich design and beautiful accessories she is wearing. Whenever I am going to print an image onto fabric (I use Jacquard brand prepared sheets) I always increase the saturation of the photo by about 25 percent. Even with the best conditions, some vibrance is lost in the printing, and this boost helps keep the vitality of the image.
This hairpin is something that could have been worn by the lovely lady in the picture. It is tucked into a pocket I fashioned from some velvet trim. The golden lace at the top of the book is from M&J Trim, one of my favorite NYC garment district shops.
The button in the top right was a plain rhinestone, but I aged it with a bit of watered down acrylic paint to fit with the overall look of the page.
I found this vintage watch at a consignment shop just downstairs from my apartment.
Love the look of it. And the black beaded medallion is from a garment district shop as well.
This pendant also might have been worn by the woman in the photo. Eileen loves things Asian, so I wanted to include it for that reason as well.
A fragment of a poem by Mary Oliver seemed to call out to be paired with the image on the corresponding page. The beautiful fabric in the background is shot through with gold threads and mimics the pattern in her headpiece.
And this french script fabric is the backing for the page, which is all ready for Eileen to tuck into her book.
Thanks for looking!