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Friday, January 4, 2013

I love trying products to see if I can come up with new effects or uses for them, and recently I was thinking of how to alter a photo to give it a unique vintage effect.  I found that, by starting with a photo printed on glossy paper and scratching the outer parts that aren't essential to the image, you can then use some of the Ranger silver metallic alcohol ink mixed with some extender and rub that onto the sanded areas.  It gives the effect of viewing a photo under a vintage silver mirror, where part of the photo is showing through.  (A little hard to show in this photo, but I tried to capture it.)


The other side of the page spread is a story about the girl in the picture. This is for a round robin group where we are creating imaginary ancestors for each other.  So much fun...


A handmade, shabby flower from vintage fabric.


A tattered button

And a sweet dove

Creating these pieces for my friends makes me so happy!  I'll add a little tutorial for the shabby flower in a few days.  


16 comments:

thepinkrachael said...

Great as always, Teri! That's really effective on the photo, but my favourite is that button! (I think I have a bit of a thing for buttons!)

Janet Ghio said...

interesting way to age a photo

Monica said...

Is that your handwriting or is it computer text. It is great. very interesting technique.

The Journal Junkie said...

So so so lovely! Great technique. Can't wait to try something similar in my graffiti/street style-would add another level of grunge. Well done!

teri said...

It's a font, Monica. It's called Bradley Hand and it's meant to look like handwriting.

Thauna said...

you make the most beautiful things...I love the shabby flower!!

Lynn said...

This is great! The finished product is perfect!
and what a concept! Inventing ancestors. I don't have to invent mine. I know allll about then nd their racy pasts!

Lizzi said...

I love how creative you are Teri, and how you delve into projects. Your photo technique is great.

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

So beautiful Teri...I always enjoy your creations. New blog layout too? Looks fab! Best wishes for a fabulous New Year!
Jeanne xx

Purrplekatt said...

Teri this is beautiful! I love the flower, and the altered photo. It turned out fantastic.

Lisa said...

That picture's fantastic - I would never have imagined it were anything other than an old picture.

Annie Coe said...

Teri, Lovely piece. I always like learning something new.
xoxo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love what you did with the first photograph and the effect it gives. Very creative and the tattered flower is so precious.

Caatje said...

Beautiful, as always.

Martha Lever said...

Very cool effect, Teri. I will have to try that. I didn't even have any idea it would do that. Thanks for your comment today!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

The effect with that photo is beautiful!