"Stuff On My Baby"?
Does remind me of that cat thread.
Broacher you made me look up Geddes. I recognize the art now that I see it and you are right that the exectution and intent is far more thought provoking.
As for the idea...you can't copyright an idea. But in Art, like many things, if you come up with it first, everyone else is a copycat.
Texture overlay. I did something similar recently using an image of textured paper, put it on the top layer, and played with the opacity/blending settings until it looked good. If you want to get more...