Practicing Creativity

Altered photo album with vintage, shabby look

Living so far away, I don't get to see my mother as often as I'd like. Since she hasn't stepped up on the Skype bandwagon (or computer bandwagon for that matter!), we don't "see" one another at all between visits, so I try and share with her via photos and photo albums. I like to make these albums original, using inexpensive albums that I've altered. This one had very good "bones". Its front and back are wood, it was easily recovered and at €1.50 from my favorite discount store, the price was certainly right. The focal point is a vintage postcard from my collection that I scanned and printed out.  I didn't do much to the back, as I see this being an album left out and lying flat.

I'm sending quite a few photos at a time in these, so apart from the front, I keep them simple. I don't use scrap type word embellishments or the like. I have a system to identify the photos; I put a stickly number in the corner of each photo and then at the very back an explanation list. The explanation list and frontpage are created on my computer.

And here you have the before photos:


Wooden photo album
Paper—Craft Works scrapbook paper kit, vintage sheet music
Embellishments—vintage ribbon, ribbon, doilies, flowers, pearls, rusted metal photo corners

1 comment

  1. Beautiful album and gift for your mom. It is amazing what a Euro fifty turns into.


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