Like most things, this Old Time Photo Vignette has a story behind it. My husband and I went on a St. Augustine Anniversary Trip a few weeks ago. We passed by an old time portrait studio while shopping at Heritage Walk Mall. We took our first old time photo in 1987 at Carowinds, a theme park in Charlotte, NC. We hadn’t been dating very long at the time, so we posed as the wedding party instead of the bride and groom in the original photo. Thirty-three years later, we were finally an old time bride and groom. The oldest city in America was the perfect place for an old timey wedding photo, since it was founded in 1565.
I have a then-and now cruise photo hanging in my dining room. I wanted to create something similar but new, especially since this photo set is 13 years old. The result was an Old Time Photo Vignette. I like to make visual family stories. Jennifer Wise has a great post about creating family stories and why it’s important to a child’s well being. Read about it on her Life Tales Books blog.
We went to Hobby Lobby and bought a small wooden sign, wooden letters, and numbers.
I carefully arranged everything, then glued the letters and numbers.
Everything was covered with 2 coats of Rustoleum 2X Satin Lagoon. I LOVE that color! I wanted my sign to coordinate with a wreath I made this past spring.
I painted the face of 33 and AGO with Deco Art Santa Red and a small round brush.
YEARS was painted with the same round brush and Apple barrel 20760E Kings Gold. The trim was painted with the same colors as the letters. It took several coats of paint to achieve opaque coverage.
Once everything was nice and dry, I took it outside and sprayed it with Plaid Acrylic Gloss Spray.
Wasn’t that easy? I hope you enjoyed my Old Time Photo Vignette!
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