How to scrap with older photos (not heritage) but 70's, 80's,90's and today's supplies?

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Posted 2/25/2012 by doesitmatter? in General Scrappin'
 

doesitmatter?
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Posted: 2/25/2012 5:51:47 PM
Anyone else have trouble really working with those older prints from say the 70's, 80's, even 90's? The prints are actually usually 3x5, with those rounded corners - but many have bad coloring and bad photo composition (for lack or a better word). The colors are off, muted and dull, and often the subjects are small because that was before we all had autofocus, color correct, digital photos, and DLSRs I find that i have trouble find papers and embellishments that really work with these photos. Many I don't have negatives for so reprinting isn't an option. I have scanned and corrected some photos, and converted some to black and white which helps... but I have a ton of these to scrap- my childhood in the 70's and 80's and then I started my family in the mid 90's where they are a little better, but not much. Of course in the 90's I had a panoramic camera for those weird cartridges, so I have some long photos to work with too!

Has anyone scrapped these older photos and liked the outcome? Any examples? Thanks in advance!

Nantini
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Posted: 2/25/2012 6:17:38 PM
I love Oct Afternoon with stuff like that. Otherwise I'd pick color combinations from that era and just go for it.



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Posted: 2/25/2012 6:59:56 PM
I've recently started scrapping pics from my childhood from the same era (late 70s/early 80s) and even some older ones of my parents. What has helped me the most is just to think of them as pictures...not 'old' or 'heritage'. Once I started thinking like that, it made it easier to just match paper to the pictures like I do for newer, digital photos I scrap.

Hope that helps! I'm having a blast scrapping my older photos...hope you will too!

I think I've photographed some of the layouts with older photos....I'll go search and see if I have any to upload....


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Posted: 2/25/2012 7:01:46 PM
I want to offer up the idea that turning the photos black and white just to coordinate with paper is not the best way to go. Those photos reflect the way cameras took photos and the way photos were processed.
If you are scrapping for memory keeping, just scrap them as they are.

I have found all kinds of paper to coordinate with my photos of those eras. For the 80's I tend to use more fluorescents; 70's more florals, 90's can work with anything.

I do alot of theme scrapping so if the paper goes with the theme of the photos, then I go with it.


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Posted: 2/25/2012 7:25:33 PM
I uploaded a few...hope this helps!

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2) Complete 52 projects (maybe even blog about them): 16/52
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4) Complete Christmas cards by end of summer so I'll have time to send them out!
5) Began process of scanning and archiving pre-digital family photos
6) Get craft room organized!
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Posted: 2/25/2012 7:42:30 PM
I just watched Nicole Magourik videos on her blog & she did a page w/ a picture of her taken years ago & then her son taken currently. I'm not sure what video it was but she used a cream, yellow paper & it worked beautifully.






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Posted: 2/25/2012 8:36:32 PM
I just go with papers that go with the photos just like I do with photos from now. I will say though that with my photos from the 70's, I tend to use paper with warm hues or cream not white. I hope that makes sense.


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Posted: 2/25/2012 8:48:36 PM
90s, no. Those are fine. But 80s to an extent, and 70s to a greater extent, I would have to mute down the colors.



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Posted: 2/25/2012 8:59:11 PM
I have the same pictures here, too. Just this last week I suggested this to Jamie for the personal shopper video. I'd love to see what products she could pick out of the store.



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Posted: 2/25/2012 9:20:20 PM
Go to iTunes paper clipping round table podcasts. There is one called scrapping the 80's. It has lots of good ideas.


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Posted: 2/28/2012 8:38:07 PM

I uploaded a few...hope this helps!

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Thanks for the examples- however you definitely have pics to work with than I do lol - mine are 3x5 and rounded and the colors are very muddy looking.

Thank you everyone for the ideas... definitely am needing inspiration and examples... off to check out some of the sources you all have mentioned

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Posted: 2/28/2012 9:47:34 PM
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Posted: 2/28/2012 10:36:17 PM
Fixing colors like that is pretty easy in photoshop. I don't scrap my originals...anymore.. If I decide to scrap a picture i scan it, fix it crop it. If you need any help let me know. I can help you. Before I learned photoshop it was very. Frustrating to crop them.


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Posted: 2/29/2012 2:34:44 AM
I agree with the Nantini. October afternoon is perfect for this. They use a creamy base color on almost all of their papers instead of bright white. I would use calm, muted colors and a creamy base. That way the paper isn't competing with the colors on the images. My mom has a ton of the 3x5's from the 70's and you get alot of orange, brown and cream tones.

I don't know how you are scrapping these photos, but maybe you can try a hybrid type scrap. I think you could do something really cool with these images. Get some of those We R Memory keepers or Project life page protectors that come with different pockets. You could simply mat the images and add a little embellishing and journaling if needed. Then slip them into the packets. That way the individual photos aren't competing with a bunch of paper, but having a whole collage makes it look pretty interesting. Then for you Panorama images you could used 12x12 protectors and maybe sew the photos inside. It could be really cool.

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Posted: 3/3/2012 7:57:57 PM
I love working with these - Here are a few of my layouts. Maybe they will help you out a little.

1973/74
1974/75
1971
outfit
1972

None of the pictures in these are the originals. I scan them and print out.


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Posted: 3/3/2012 8:01:16 PM
check out the free classes section. the adventures of glitter girl just did a video on this subject. she shows several examples and then puts a page together from start to finish.


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Posted: 3/3/2012 10:16:22 PM

check out the free classes section. the adventures of glitter girl just did a video on this subject. she shows several examples and then puts a page together from start to finish.


LOL - thank you, but that is because she was addressing my post. Each week glitter Girl addresses a problem or issue that is being discussed here on the message board and then makes a class out of it- how cool is that?

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Posted: 3/3/2012 11:38:35 PM
I love Cosmo Cricket just for this reason. I have a lot of vintage but not antique photos. Like others said about October Afternoon the lack of bright crisp whites really helps for those types of pictures.

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Posted: 3/4/2012 12:03:40 AM
My Friend Susan has some great examples in her gallery here and blog.

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Posted: 3/4/2012 9:22:35 AM
Old actual photos, I scan and scrap the copies...

Photoshop helps some, as does sticking to "popular" colors from back then.


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Posted: 3/4/2012 4:53:13 PM
Sassafras also has some great patterns that work.

I've been combining newer pics with my heritage pics. Like a pic of me at Easter at age 4 (1977) with one of my boys at the same age. The newer photo helps to balance the older one and it's a lot of fun.
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