Readers and regular visitors to my site are probably familiar with my vintage-style wall hangings, which are individually hand-made using a transfer technique that I recently developed (example to your left). So far I've restricted my use of this technique to the War Girls series, while I gathered feedback which has been really positive.
Then I got to thinking: why not use this same technique to transform photographs into nostalic prints? I don't know about you, but I love old photographs - faded and a bit worse for wear. There's something sentimental and romantic about it. But I guess nostalgia is like that.
For the last few days, I've been playing around with this idea in my studio. I've looked through some photographs (wedding photos are perfect!) to find somet that I thought would make for a successful transition from digital to tangible form. I uploaded the photos into Photoshop, altered them by making them a bit faded and yellowed (I'm thinking about early colour photographs from my childhood that had an overly yellow hue to them - you know the ones), and worked my magic. And voila! Nostalgic prints. I like them, but what about you? I'm curious what you think. If you've got a second or two, would you mind giving me your feedback? Merci!
Erin Singleton is an artist currently living in the bucolic seaside town of Marblehead, Mass. She loves to explore her creativity in her studio and in the kitchen. She also loves to read, watch movies, spend time with friends and enjoy the great outdoors with her husband, Dave, and their daughter, Maisie.
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