The strips of white paper have writing underneath the photo...I took a photo of the photo lifted. I printed the new york skyline on vellum and then beaded it to look like lights. THe alpha beads say I know. That's dh and me several years ago. His favorite photo of us. I twisted the bead wire around two 7 gypsies hair pins. the pins are also holding a vellum quote on the underside in place.