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« on: March 22, 2005 11:45:48 PM »


I want to make a memory book for my grandmother who passed away this winter. A lot of the photos I want to use are old sepia toned types, but I don't want the book to be sepia toned.  What are some interesting ways to age paper that aren't brown?  (Or red - she thought red was a floozy color) I've tried the spray on walnut ink that comes in different colors but they are mostly brown-y in tone.  I've also tried the stamp pads from Ranger - old paper and whatnot, but those aren't quite the ticket.  You know when you find one of those old children's books, that has the really bright illustrations but they've faded a bit?  That's the look I'm going for.

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2005 02:08:18 PM »

Ranger does have some brighter colors now...the peeled paint (a green) and brick red come to mind. They are specifically formulated for use on photos if applied with some kind of cosmetic sponge or other applicator. You could also try watercolor markers, maybe thinned down acrylics (they dry nice and fast, so shouldn't warp or otherwise affect your photos) or even some of the Archival or Memories ink pads applied direct to paper. You might also consider scanning your images in and editing them in a graphics program like Photoshop...and using printouts instead of the real photos. Sounds like a nice project.

« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005 09:45:11 PM »

brick red?  that sounds intriguing...Thanks Carole, I'll look into it!

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