Restoring Vintage Photos for Display

by Darla Restoration
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Why should I display restored photos instead of the vintage originals? The technology behind your vintage photo isn’t at all what we have today. Papers and ink from days gone by deteriorate quickly. If you store your vintage photos in archival safe albums in a dark dry environment, the fading process will slow and they […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

by Darla Grandma's Trunk
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Restored 1910 Postcard. More Stories and Photos about Grandma’s Trunk More Photo Restoration

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Grandma’s Trunk – Part 3

by Darla Grandma's Trunk
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Thanksgiving – Time for Celebrations As Thanksgiving approaches I am reminded of the couples in Grandma’s Trunk that were married around this time. Perhaps a tradition or maybe they were thankful for their newly found spouses and families. There was always more than one reason to celebrate Thanksgiving. In my family Thanksgiving always consists of […]

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Photo Restoration

by Darla Restoration
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Examples of before and after restoration. Click on any photo to enlarge. No original photos or paintings were harmed in the restoration process. The first restoration has a sepia tone finish. The second is black and white and the third has Digital Paint applied. The Digital Painting provides much needed detail in the dress, plus […]

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Grandma’s Trunk-Part 2

by Darla Grandma's Trunk
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Grandma and her Mother, Mary Ann, were very close. They lived next door to each other for most of their adult lives. When Grandma’s Father died her parents house was sold and Mary Ann lived with Grandma in her little house. Grandma’s Mother and Father were married Thanksgiving day November 23, 1887. Grandma was married […]

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Grandma’s Trunk – Part 1

by Darla Grandma's Trunk
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Years ago my Father gave me my Great Grandma’s Trunk to keep for the family. It was full of letters, cards, clothes, postcards, newspaper clippings and photos dating back to the late 1700’s. What a treat this was for someone who loves old photographs and antiques. I spent an entire winter reading, scanning, and cataloging […]

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What is a Digital Painting?

by Darla Digital Art
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Digital Painting uses photographs that have been scanned into a computer as reference.  First a process of color correcting, and healing takes place. Then the painting can begin. Although a good quality photo always produces a better painting, there is hope for a great shot of someone or something that might be a little out […]

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