Ye Old Vintage Scrapbooking

I have been trying my hand at some vintage scrapbooking this week. It is not my usual style, although I do enjoy using muted, soft colours and assorted other ‘pretties’.

I created this vintage page using a black and white photograph of my youngest daughter when she was only a few weeks old. Vintage style pages can be used for vintage photographs or black and white photos, like I have used. These days photo editing software allows you to play around with your photos, recolouring your original photos. Have a go recolouring some of your colour photos with black and white, sepia or even muting the bright colours before you use them on the page. I use iPhoto on my Mac and I am even able to choose a ‘Vintage’ effect! The beauty of digital photography!

I used a lot of ‘paper ageing’ for this page, which is one technique that I used to create the vintage effect. Paper ageing involves breaking down the paper fibres by running the edge of a bone folder across the paper. The paper is then ‘scrunched’ to break the fibres down further. I also used a fine water mist on the scallop circle flowers, causing the inked edges to run slightly and make the paper flowers appear soft and fabric like.

The other techniques that I used were inking around the edges of paper, paper tearing, use of ‘vintage’ colours (soft suede, Kraft, pinks), and the use of flowers and soft lines.

This month’s papercraft class is a Scrapbooking Class. If you would like to come along, drop me a line, I’d love to see you! xo

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