This is a quick post to remind everyone that you don't have to be an artist to make art. I am reading Angela Cartwright's book Mixed Emulsions and it reminded me of some of my photos that could be altered. I do love vintage photos and like to search the antique mall or the flea market for special ones. I even have great family photos that I alter and color. This was a photo that I got at the antique mall and I think she will do nicely for this project.
I never use my original photograph for any art project. I took this photo and had it enlarged on the copier, to keep the sepia tone have your copy made on a color copier. If you are coloring or altering a black and white photo, you can use a black and white copier. Personal preference.
All it took was several regular color pencils and two gel pens and several very light layers of coloring to come up with this...no special skills, just my choice of colors and a light touch.
As you can see, when I had the enlargement made they were able to copy the entire mat that was used on the original photo. This gives you lots of room for decorating with gel pens, stickers, bling, or whatever you choose.
There are lots of ways to use photographs in your art. Since I am not really a scrapper or a stamper, this is how I usually use my photos. This could now be pasted to a canvas or other support and have room for more altering. The possibilities are endless.
I have also been making lots of little hearts, so keep checking in for a Valentine's giveaway.
That's all for now, take care and stay warm and safe.