I was digging through some old photos I had. I found several photos I took with my lomo cameras, and thought they would look really nice as a canvas for my pressed flowers. This was a shot I took of my brother, @sleepymilo, outside the Brooklyn Museum back in 2008.
I wanted to age the photo a bit, so here’s what I did on Photoshop. I made duplicate layers of the photo.
The first step is to make the bottom layer Sepia. Select Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation, and choose Sepia from the drop down menu.
To retain some of the color in your photos, we’ll adjust the color of the top layer. Select Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation, and choose Old Style from the drop down menu.
I switched the top layer to Overlay, and made brightness adjustments until I got that perfect aged look for the photo.
L. ♥. V. E.
I printed it on acid-free cardstock, and cut to size.
I tried out different combinations of leaves, blooms and flowers. This mix of baby’s breath, phlox and wild leaves made it for me.
Once I was happy with the layout, I carefully and sparingly glued each piece onto the paper.
I took out one of my stock frames, and placed the photo between the two pieces of glass once everything was dry. Can’t wait to make more of these using the tons of old photos I found!