Friday, September 20, 2013

Birch Panel Project: Vintage Photo of My Grandmother


DMV Birch Panel 2 wm


Inspired by Jeanne Oliver, I have been incorporating vintage papers and elements into some of my projects. Some “artists” purchase authentic vintage photos to use in such projects, but lucky me, I have the real thing and much prefer to use pictures of my real family.


In this case, I used a photograph of my paternal grandmother, taken when she was a young girl. I assume it was a studio portrait. She was born in 1904, so the picture was made more than 100 years ago. Incredible! The elements were placed on an 8x8 birch panel.


My memories of my grandmother are sweet. I hope and pray that my grandchildren will one day remember me with such fondness.


Above the three buttons on the right of the photograph is an earring from my mother’s jewelry.


DMV Birch Panel 1 wm


Unknown said...

Absolutely lovely.

Lisa H said...

wonderful! I love old photos. =)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a tribute piece...the best! So gorgeous...every bit!

mamablitger said...

What a great project. Love the way used the photo. All together you achieved a lovely vintage look !! Impressing work !!
Thanks a lot for sharing !!
Hugs from SPAIN

Monique said...

Love the special. Inspires me! Thanks for sharing!