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Vintage Memories Layout

Vintage Memories are showcased by the creative supplies of and

This lone photo longed for a story. I chose Arizona as the locale and the Salt River as the body of water. It may or may not be true, but that is what the picture said to me.
I combined many glorious creative tools:

USArtQuest Art Paper  
USArtQuest Prills  
USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Acrylic Paint  
USArtQuest PPA Gloss  
USArtQuest Mica D'Lights  
Ink for Aging  
A Vintage Photo  
Lace and Fabric and Burlap Ribbon   
Film Negatives  
Paper Flowers  
Splash Inks  
Alphabet Die Cuts  
Aqua-Flo Water Brush  

Choose some textured USArtQuest Art Paper  and the wonderfully versatile Aqua-Flo Water Brush to watercolor a backdrop design.

 You can see I added some USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Acrylic Paint as well.

Next the Alphabet Die Cuts get a swipe of watercolor inks.

Then a coat of USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Acrylic Paint and USArtQuest Mica D'Lights while still wet. 

Dip the letters in USArtQuest PPA Gloss and another color of 
USArtQuest Mica D'Lights  

Using USArtQuest PPA Gloss and USArtQuest Prills to add to the background paper.

A nice pop of color to your Embellishments too, using USArtQuest PPA Gloss to adhere them. 

Layer up after inking the letters and the lace with some Ink for Aging   

Take a close look at each section for further ideas...

Here is the finished layout and the end of the story.

Thank you USArtQuest!! This was great fun. Jump on over and see all of the wonderful goodies to create with at as an Partner this March.

Thank you for joining our Design Team each day for inspiration.
Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger


  1. Trish this is glorious i love all the detail and especially the water colour. wow so gorgeous x

  2. The layer upon layer is fantastic. a simple flower became a piece of art in itself!

  3. I love the colors you used.


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