Ephemera

Ephemera [ih-fem-er-*uh*] (singular: ephemeron), n., 1. anything short-lived or ephemeral.
2. Items designed to be useful or important for only a short time.

Ephemera originates from the Greek, meaning things lasting no more than a day, and is usually defined as any written and printed matter that was/is not intended to be retained or preserved...at least from an archiver’s perspective. From a mixed media artist perspective? It’s a whole different ballgame! Old letters and envelopes, postcards, bingo cards, tickets and more turn into a background for a painting or drawing, a layer in a collage and much more. And at Artistic Artifacts, we think of ephemera as more than just paper — found items such as old packaging and boxes as well as new items like German Dresdens (embossed, die-cuts stamped from metallic foil-backed paper), all of which are wonderful building blocks or embellishments to your mixed media and fiber projects.

Boxes and Tins

Boxes & Tins

Cigar Flannels

Cigar Flannels

Etcetera -- miscellaneous objects that don't fit other categories

Etcetera

Found Paper Collage Packs

Found Paper Collage Packs

Game Pieces and Components

Game Pieces and Components

German Dresden Foil and Storybook Scrap

German Dresden Foil & Storybook Scrap