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« on: April 14, 2007 04:19:23 AM »

I have a nice collection of old magazines from 1940-60 that I bought a few years ago to use in collages etc. I also have damaged vintage books bought at different thrift stores that I had big plans on using in all my paper crafts. Now, that doesn`t sound like a problem does it  Roll Eyes

Well, the thing is that I have big problems about cutting in these wonderful papers. I actually haven`t use any of them yet  Embarrassed
At one point I thought that I could scan the images and print it out to use, but that will not be the same as using the real thing  Undecided

I think I have to kick myself into using them very soon  Cheesy

Do any of you have the same problem as I when it comes to using vintage stuff?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007 04:23:02 AM »

I have that problem with things that aren't vintage... Once it's cut it's cut, you can't uncut it.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007 04:26:36 AM »

I have that problem with things that aren't vintage... Once it's cut it's cut, you can't uncut it.  Roll Eyes

I had that problem before too  Cheesy
But after I started scrapbooking that isn`t a issue anymore  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2007 10:22:52 AM »

Hello Moonfairy,
Well I've got that problem with just about anything- you know " Oh! This is just so beautiful! I must keep it for best/ something special/ always" Cheesy
I've just bought some Victorian ephemera today... And to that I also add the odd  "Won't that be really expensive soon and I'd be rich if I kept it?"

And then I looked at some bloggers' works like :http://anahata.typepad.com/my_weblog/ and

And felt that old stuff stuck in boxes and cupboards need an airing, a new life and to be admired again!  So I've started using my favourite fabrics.. and when it's gone.. there will be others!  Cheesy Cheesy
I think the hardest thing will be to decide what to cut on the mags pages - invarably you will have 2 fab pictures on each side!

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2007 10:36:23 AM »

I used to have a problem with this...but once you see how beautiful real ephemera looks, you'll change. I have also tried to use pieces I super love in non-permanent pieces(check out my other threads on non-glue collage pieces.)
By definition ephemera is fleeting-using it makes it more permanent Smiley

But you could still scan it Grin Grin

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