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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

using my Grandfather’s photos

grandpa-in-old-book

I created this page as if it was from my Grandfather's photo album – he is paddling in both photos.  I love the hats they are wearing to paddle.

I used an oldbook background from ShadowHouse Creation, photo corners from Heaters Scraps and the travelling typewriter font.

The scans that I have of the two photos were in different types of black and white so I added texture to both to make them look the same.  First I used Kim Klassen’s linen on multiply blending mode (40% opacity) and then her portrait texture on soft light blending mode.  I applied the same textures to the labels to give them the same aged look.

I’m pleased with this approach and will use it for some more of the old family photos that I have.

Check out Kim Klassen’s site for more textures applied to photos of people (not a common content for texturising).

20 comments:

Sandra said...

Amazing!

Evelyn said...

Wonderful old photos and lovely presentation!

Nadege, said...

What a great idea, looks fantastic.

Greenfingers said...

These look excellent scrapped in this way- really authentic feel.

Anonymous said...

This is just perfect! What a great and glorious amount of creativity, history, story telling, texture work all in one package. Fab!
Melaine/patchworkprints2u

Bella said...

Beautiful! Such a creative play on the theme. Nice work.

Jimjams said...

Wonderful photos and a clever way to harmonise them.

Sian said...

Wow, it took me a minute to realise that you had actually created this look! Very cleverly done.

Val said...

What a brilliant way to present old photographs Helena. The textures look amazing, as does the completed spread of the 'book'! Very creative!

Elizabeth said...

How adorable! I just love the vintage feel of the layouts. Very nice.

Dyche Designs said...

Love those, they made me smile.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love how you gave them a feeling of unity.
Rinda

Kathleen said...

This is such a great way to present your family history!

Bonnie said...

A creative choice of subject matter. Thank you for sharing those pics with us.

Vickie said...

What a treasure you have in those photos! Love your texture work!

debsea said...

oh my gosh, the pages look so real and aged! what a fantastic job you did here, i am so intrigued! plus, lucky you having great photos to work with!
all your pages are great, love seeing your work.

humel said...

Oh, I *love* how you've done this! Just - wow! :)

Melissa said...

This is wonderful - I discovered Kim Klassen's textures recently and am enjoying them, too. (BTW - made tag mini-albums with your templates last week with my nieces, hoping to get them posted later this week!)

Alison said...

Love how you've used these pics...it looks just like an 'original' album!
Alison xx

Genie said...

I know if I try to do this I will create a disaster, but I really do want to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing all the info about the framing. It is beautiful and in the style I like. Awesome presentation. Genie