Scrap the Old

I have a box of old photos and lately I have been into making my own backgrounds. I end up creating these backgrounds because I get inspired, usually by Wilna Furstenberg, and the next thing I know is that I have a background and no photo or story to go with it.

Since I am continuing to practice the act of creating my own backgrounds I have found myself looking through my box to find a photo to match it. The majority of my old photos that I have printed are of my oldest son and I have a ton of these old photos to tell stories about. With these old photos my plan is to get them scrapped and then document the memories that I have of these photos to the best of my ability.

I have learned that all photos have a story and that I can usually find a story of some sort to go with the photo.

For this layout I used my Turquise Deep Paint from Liquitex and a dry paint brush. The paint dried so quickly that I didn’t even have to use my heat gun. I also used some textured American Crafts cardstock that you can find in the Spiegelmom Scraps shop (don’t forget that if you use code Beth15 at checkout you get a discount). My next step was to grab a star stencil that I believe is from Ranger and some Liquitex Modeling paste. I let my stars dry over night and then I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint the stars green and add some drippage. Drippage is that a word? I don’t think it is but it is now for this blog post!


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Crystal Bennett

    Do u have advice on vintage scrapbooking ?
    Like what goes with a black and white photos?

    1. Beth

      Hi Crystal,
      I really think that it depends on what you are scrapbooking. I scrap current photos as black and white and I mix them with new scrapbooking products. I have also scrapbooked older photos and the vintage photos I believe look best with vintage elements. There are many scrapbook lines that have Vintage elements to them like Graphic 45 and Kaiser Craft. Neutrals also go really well with vintage photos like Kraft cardstock and pops of colors. In the end though its really what makes you happy when you look at your layout. I hope my suggestions helped you.

  2. Crystal Bennett

    Dear beth
    Thanks fro you’re scrapbook advice
    I’ll got another question
    Pastels mix Whell with solids backgrounds
    And or prints
    Mix Whell with flowers
    I’m trying to decid on a color or what goes best with what?
    I’ll love just about anything

    1. Beth

      It all depends on the actual colors you are working with. One of my favorite things that I have is a color wheel. They are about 4 dollars and it really helps me make decisions when I’m working on mixing patterns and colors

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