Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Recycling Vintage Photos

One of the{{many things}}I love to collect is Vintage Photos. I've picked them up at Estate Sales, Antique Shops & Flea Markets for years. Even though I had no idea what I was going to do with them I still couldn't pass them up. My favorite are hand painted/tinted photos.

I've seen tutorials about printing on fabric but wasn't sure if it was simple enough to do with what I had on hand{or if my printer would work- because it's not fancy at all}.

It turned out pretty good except not all the colors came through, I'm guessing because I was low on ink.

I thought it would be perfect for a pillow cover....



How crazy is it that a photo taken in 1937 at a 4 H Picnic is preserved on a Pillow that now sits on my bed.Very cool!!

6 comments:

Marty said...

That is beautiful! Love your style!

Kristen said...

Thanks Marty :)

VintageBettys said...

That pillow is the sweetest!

vindiebaby said...

I love what you did with that pillow, it's adorable :)

Amandacb27 said...

Gorgeous pics. Hand painted & tinted photos are also my faves. Sepia photographs are too beautiful! I'll have to post some on my new blog also, perhaps of my dear late grandmother, b&w with 50's red lipstick...x

burun estetigi said...

I use a bronze craft paint, and then hit it with a heavy green wash. So far, no one has complained and I've gotten a couple of compliments.
burun estetigi