As I pondered (agonized) over what to do in Hope's "Mind Games" book this month, I found myself drawn to the cryptic symbols and hidden messages Dan Brown wrote about in his book "The Da Vinci Code." I am fascinated by the look of these ancient symbols and even more mystified by what they all mean.
My spread consists of a sample of mirror-image writing (left page background) as Da Vinci was known to write in this manner. Alchemy symbols appear on the background of the right page. I covered both pages with brown tissue to give it an aged, parchment paper kind of look.
The overlays are images printed on vellum and secured with eyelets and brads. I used Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man on the left and embellished it with a little string art. The hand image on the right is one of my favorites. I embellished it with odds and ends I had in my stash.
Finally, the text is stamped onto deli paper and adhered with matte medium.