When I received the box I really thought I would create something of my children, but as it started to take on vintage characteristics and I poured through old photos of my childhood I knew it had to be about the year I was born.
The Vintage Keys and butterfly were also colored with the distress inks and more crackle added to them as well. The number tiles were made with the Tim Holtz Fragments and stickers included in the Echo Park For the Record packet. All of the papers, stickers and word tags used in this project are included in that same collection.
The organza roses and Tickets are also from Maya Road. The mini picture frame and tea cup are mine from my doll house furnture collection.
A technique I thought I would share that you may enjoy trying is photo tinting. I scanned a picture that I wanted to work with and then printed the photo on cardstock. Using copic markers and ink pads I lightly colored in the eyes, lips and cheeks on the photo below. It is very light. Another fun thing you can do is color in one item if interest only. Such as the eyes, an object being held, or a focal point in the photo. You can experiment with your favorite photos by changing the tones to Sepia or black and white and then experimenting. Your original photo is spared any mistakes and you can get the look you are trying to achieve.
|the colorization doesn't show very well here, but the look is very subtle and vintage.|