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.