While the Athens Lunatic Asylum sounds eerie, the facility was built as a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital with an environment that resembled home. The residents once maintained a dairy, orchards, gardens, herds and even fired bricks for the building additions. Overcrowding in the 1900s led to less humane treatment. Of the 1900 bodies buried in the grounds cemeteries, nearly 1700 are identified only with a number. 68 are Civil War veterans. Bob and I would have loved to see the inside of the Victorian style buildings, now closed. 2012
I scanned a Kraft Halloween paper with the haunted house image, then printed the house onto my background patterned paper. I also scanned a bird-swirl corner design transparency and printed it onto the same background patterned paper.
The image of the building is covered in vellum to give the opaque image.
I printed the 2 center photos 4 times each in varied sizes, then arranged them one on top the other with pop dots to add some dimension. This is an idea I picked up from talented scrapper Keandra Willis.