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The past is a foreign country – collage

I’ve been playing around with collages for a while, but without producing anything I really love.

But I’m really pleased with this effort – not exactly a masterpiece but some nice little touches.


The background I took from a very old paperback copy of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca which was falling to bits plus some scrapbooking papers.

The paper flowers are also from scrapbooking papers. I don’t have a die cutter so used this tutorial from YouTube.

scrapbook-paper-flower1scrapbook-paper-flower2The caption was printed onto another scrapbook paper, the individual words cut out and then edged with ink. For those that don’t know it, it’s the opening words from L P Hartley’s novel The Go Between – “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” One of my favourite books (and films).


The photo is of my mother’s grandmother, so I’m giving the finished picture to my Mum.

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