The suggested theme for this month's ATC trade is, "Spirits". These are the two designs I had made for the trade; 14 of the Day of the Dead style card and 28 of the one called "Spirits". The Day of the Dead card is simply a hand stamped image (from Our Lady of Rubber in Santa Fe) that has been thermal embossed with white embossing powder. The embellishments are mostly things that I punched out from specialty paper punches.
"Spirits" is generated from one of my glass negatives (aka albumen printing process). The background paper was made from applying gesso (with lace stencils) and paints over a sheet of scrapbook paper. The other 'caption' on the card is, "Pie Jesu Domine, dona eis requiem" which means, "Gentle Lord Jesus, grant them eternal rest". The emulsion had rotted away significantly on this negative, leaving very little information of the subject. It was probably taken circa 1909-1918. There is no way of knowing who the person is, which makes it all the more intriguing!