Monday, March 18, 2013

Fun With Aging

Not my own aging.  I'm having fun aging, and tinting paper.  Most of the paper is vintage to begin with, I just give it extra character.



I don't have one way of aging paper.  It's like painting to me.  I have my own custom mixes I experiment with.  A little of this, and a little of that.




Aged script on one of my aqua frames.




I have a bunch of little vintage mirrors with distressed silvering.  I found them in the drawer of an antique box I purchased at an estate sale.  They look good with vintage script.




More paper play.



This is not one of my wooden books.  It's an actual long forgotten book I gave new life with script. The addition of aged French book pages, skeleton key, and my little dried rose buds make a nice bundle.  I'm going a little bundle crazy right now.


See ya soon.


Sharing With:
Funky Junk Interiors
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday

28 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Rosemary! They make such a nice addition to a vignette. I love how it looks on that mirror, too.

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

I love the frame you added the script page to! We're going on a road trip tomorrow, so I'm taking a stack of old book pages in the car to craft with. I'm not sure how well it's going to work traveling with a glue gun though! :0)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I ♥ your mad skillz!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love a little bit of aging... on book paper. Not so fussed about my own years escaping me - lol.
All gorgeous Rosemary!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

As always, love your creativity. Pinned.
Joy

Junkchiccottage said...

Rosemary,
This is gorgeous. I always love to see what you are doing. Very pretty.
Kris

andrea@townandprairie said...

Beautiful, Rosemary! Those mirrors look like they may have been used for lithography. I love the vintage script on the frame...so romantic!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Now this kind of aging I LIKE! :)
So pretty...love the frame!
Blessings,
Cindy

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

I love all those! I'm crazy for anything with script anyway....the more French the better!

Sayuri said...

I love your aqua frame with script, so pretty!!

pink*cherub*moon said...

Beautiful Rosemary! I really love the script peeking through the distressed silvering on the old mirror! Everything is gorgeous! Hugs, Leena

Victoria said...

Oh I love the script on the old mirror! Looks lovely:) Nobody can take an idea and run with it like you Rosemary:)

Jagoda said...

Beautiful! I so admire your endless creativity:)

Divine Theatre said...

So funny! When I was a makeup artist, I labored to make everyone look younger...and now I spend my time making things look older! LOL!

I just saw that you were in Romantic Homes! Congratulations!

xo

Andie

Barbara Jean said...

all wonderful!!

have a super week.

barb

linda-neff.com said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! I just love your projects. Your blog posts are so calming and peaceful.

Thank you,
linda

Maureen said...

Love the idea of the script peeking through the mirrors!

Cynthia said...

I love these ideas and the idea of aging paper. It gives it such a neat look.

Cynthia

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Everything you do always looks great Rosemary! I love the frame!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL - REAL aging is NOT fun but your aging techniques definitely are!

Karen said...

They are all so beautiful Rosemary. I love the script on the frame and those mirrors... breathtaking!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Well when I read the title to your post..I thought to myself..so glad that Rosemary is having fun with her "aging" because when you are my age..you do not!..But then it is your fun with the aging projects and it shows because all of your projects are beautiful!! Have lots of fun!!!

Debra Oliver said...

shoot Rosemary, I was hoping that you were going to share ways for all of us little old ladies have a better day! LOVE all your "aged" goodies!!

Carol said...

So Beautiful.........like a
little trip to the past in the very nicest way! Love you blog and will be back to savor you pretties! You were talking about "rusting" up your crowns- want a hint? keep a litle shaker of cinnamon by- a tiny pit on wet paint is an amazing fooler- it dries into the paint- a bit will shed off or you can seal it all w/ clear- you can layer it under some paint and chip it off- your imagination is all you need

Danielle said...

I love your frame with the script. I'd love you to share it at my link party if you get a chance: http://www.findingsilverpennies.com/2013/03/silver-pennies-sundays-link-party_31.html

Rhissanna said...

Very sweet! The tinted paper gives the pages a real history.

Bold Sparrow Vintage said...

Gorgeous!! Great ideas for photography props...:)

Down to Earth Style said...

Why is that so pretty to me? I love the worn and "aged" paper.