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Topic: Grandma's picture--from black and white to colorful  (Read 1657 times)
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« on: May 26, 2012 04:35:23 PM »

As a (late!) Motherís Day gift for my mom, I wanted to do something in memory of her mom, so I took an old black and white photo of my grandma, printed it on a fabric sheet, and jazzed it up a bit with beads, fabric, and paint. I used make-up for the skin, which worked surprisingly well. I had to lighten the original photo a bit though, so I wasn't painting over dark grey for the skin.

 I used metallic thread for the necklace and bracelet, and seed beads for her earrings and bodice detail, and pressed flowers for her flower arrangement. I might've gone overboard a little with the skirt, but she can trim it if she wants to :p

I havenít mailed it to my mom yet, but Iím super excited for her to get it!  Iím also excited to try adding fabric and colorful details to other old pics.

Thanks for looking--c&c welcome Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012 05:32:18 PM »

Let me be the 1st to say how awesome this is! What a lovely gift for your mom!

« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012 05:51:45 PM »

Thank you so much Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013 10:26:53 AM »

This is beautiful. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother!

Check my blog for tutorials and more things I make!

« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013 10:16:16 PM »

that was cool! like a 3d photographs..thanks for the inspiration Smiley

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Oh my goodness! I love this so much.

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