I have seen so many beautiful vintage LO's here at SB.com, and I would like to do 2 layouts; one for my mother and one for my father for their birthdays, which are in October. The LO I would like to do for my mother is a picture of her and her brother (my late uncle) when they were kids or another pic with both of them and my grandmother(who recently passed), if I can get a copy! The LO I would like to do for my dad is one of his mother (my grandma), she passed before I was born. Any suggestions...Paper wise, flowers, distressing, anything to do with vintage?
I've never done a vintage page but I think that Graphic 45 has beautiful soft papers for vintage pages. You can check them out in the SuperStore here. The Basic Grey Ambrosia collection also lends itself to vintage layouts.
Also, you can do a gallery search by theme and choose heirloom.
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Graphic 45 DOES make some beautiful vintage papers, but they are very pricy,,,and difficult to find,,,you can get them here in the superstore, of course, by the piece, but if you're looking for something a bit more affordable and easy to locate, K and Co makes some beautiful vintage papers you can by by the pad,,,,
I love Tim Holtz distress inks, especially vintage photo, to age my papers even further with,,,
they tell me antique linen is great too if you want to go a bit lighter,,,
lace and doilies add vintage touch, and can be bought for next to nothing on sale at M's. I actually buy doilies at the dollar store,,, You can also download free vintage images off line and print them if you have a decent printer,,,,just google "free vintage ads and images",,,you'll find all kinds of stuff, and you can distress and age those with inks too,,,
old fashioned keys can be found on the cheap in the jewelry department of M's and J's,,Tim Holtz makes word keys as well,,,vintage looking buttons can be bought in the button departments of J's and M's and if you're lucky and look around, you can actually buy TUBS of them for 5-10 bucks,,
I'd check out galleries and if there's something you really like by a particular artist, then PM them,,,,they'd be MORE than happy to tell you how they accomplished a particular look!!!
Some more techniques you can use to get that vintage feel is to distress your papers and photos. I just love my Edge Scraper from MM! But you can also use an ordinary cheap nail file to get a great look on your photos. Just scrape the edges and don't be afraid to be a bit rough. If you want more "damaged" to be done get a needle or something elese that's sharp and start scratching away!
I use Colorbox's Fluid Chalks to get things nice and dirty. I use Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan and Dark Brown - in that order! If you want a somewhat burned look you can use Charcoal just on the edges of the paper/photo.
And - as mentioned before - chack out the gallery for som inspiratin and if you want to now what techniques have been used - pm people!
I've done a lot of heritage/vintage type layout, and I use a lot of tearing and inking. I make a lot of the embellies, but you can also use old buttons and lace. If you'd like to see some of my heritage, check out my heritage album in my gallery. I don't know if this link will work or not, but maybe. http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=gallerie...
I have some truly OLD pics of my grandparents (made in the 1800s) so I've been working on them for a while.
My gallery might not help, but maybe you can see a technique you'd like to try. If you have any question, I'm happy to answer them for you.
I love vintage too! I agree with lots of the suggestions -- G45 papers, vintage lace and buttons, distressing, etc. I love to scour estate sales and flea markets for vintage goodies to add to my pages. You can also add pieces of old book pages, music sheets and ephemera. There are actually lots of free vintage images on the web that you can download (you just want to make sure that they are copyright free).
Basic Grey has a lot of papers that are really cool for vintage stuff! Especially early Basic Grey but they might be hard to come by! I just LOVE the Black Tie collection and some from the Motifica collection might work. Their Designer Cardstock packs are awesome too! And don't forget Webster's Pages!
Thanks ladies for all the wonderful advice! Now...I just have to get my copies of my photos and then find a place to start with all the great ideas! Truly ladies, thanks again! Hugs and you all have a great day!