Thursday, April 3, 2014
Hello, from Wisconsin!! This photo is of a very old photograph album. The cover and the back measure about 4" x 5 1/2" each. I took the pages out and glued the covers flat. It appears to be leather, embossed. The closure is a lovely ornate brass piece, that works quite nicely for the hanger. Using a gold paint to highlight the surface, I then antiqued it with a brown acrylic. The letters added were a find at a local craft store.
The original paper on the inside was in need of some sprucing up, so I added the vintage paper . The brown and the simple stripe compliment the original tiny green print . I added a little ribbon to the latch, and it hangs up nicely balanced.
This album probably dates from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. I love working with pieces that have a history, and giving them a new purpose.
As this Thursday rolls in, I hope your have a comfortable and memorable weekend! : ) Audrey