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« on: March 18, 2008 04:54:23 PM »

Like a lot of you I hoard old photos, so I decided to do a series called "Other People's Families", The Ballad of Bobby Peck was the first in the series, these are the newest ones.
I SWEAR I can take decent pictures, my camera just sucks right now.

Rose (Best overall picture I could get)

Close up of photo

Baby in Pram (Truest colors)



As you might be able to tell, I've become a tad obsessed with texture, I don't like Roses very much as a whole, but I love the texture I was able to create.  The problem overall I think, is that the whole thing seems a bit unfinished.  But nothing else works with it!
Baby in pram has negatives behind it, I was able to score a box from an estate sale with pictures throughout decades from the same family, so all the negatives relate to the picture.
Comments appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008 06:08:06 PM »

Really really great!!! I too collect old photos but I've been too afraid to use them for anything yet!!!! Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008 06:36:16 PM »

It was hard to at first, but then I realized that if I don't use them they'll just sit in a box, this way I can enjoy them.  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008 08:57:39 PM »

I really like the collage one.  What an interesting idea!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 07:57:18 AM »

Thanks, as I said, I'm not too happy with the first, if anyone has any ideas about how to make it look more finished I would love to hear them.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008 08:34:57 PM »

Have you thought of adding some thing written to the first one.  You could pick out words from old newspapers/books and put them together in a sentence. Or if you have access to a typewriter?
How did you texture "Rose"?  I covet those negatives!!
I think using real ephemera is the best! I absolutely ADORE these.
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2008 01:37:38 PM »

I got the texture by dipping tissue paper in a mixture of Elmer's glue and water, just gluey enough to keep the mixture sticky, then squeezing it out and arranging it like you see it.  Then I just painted over it once it was dry. 
I thought about adding text, I love it, but a lot of my art incorporates that already, also, usually I'm not happy with the look of the text as soon as it dries.  LOL. 
If you want some negatives let me know, maybe we can do a small ephemera swap. 
Thanks for commenting, I can always count on you!
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