Last year at this time we decorated, altered, embellished and otherwise upcycled these cool old vintage photo portraits we had in the basement. I had been collecting these for a while and had not taken them down to the antique mall yet. And I had seen a similar project that inspired me to dig these out and get to work!
This was a family art project. We got out paper, glue sticks, tape, etc. and our creative juices began to flow! Forgive me now if these are offensive to you. Just look away! But this is my families idea of scary. Boo!
I can't remember who made which one and most were collaborative anyhow.
Most of the colored paper is applied with just a tiny dab of glue stick so it can be removed later, if need be, and it wont damage the portraits anymore than they already are damaged.
We hang these around the house using big vintage paper clip type holders that are hung on a tack. Or, I have a handful of vintage clipboards that can hang on a tack while the portrait is clipped to the board.
So, be sure to send me a link of your altered photo portraits if you get inspired to make some yourself! I'd love to see what creativeness people can come up with! These would be fun to do at other holidays too, like bunny ears at Ostara.
Make Art, Create, be Creative!