Thursday, September 25, 2014

Restoring a Ruined Scrapbook!

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter,
you will RESTORE my life again;
from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.
Psalm 71:20

Welcome to My Little Corner of the Blogging World!  This post is a follow-up to my previous post on Digital Vintage Photo Restorations that I have done in the past several years.  It combines my Digital Restorations with the Scrapbooking that I’ve done for many years.

A few months ago, I was asked to restore a framed photo that had been ruined in a flooding situation.  I did so and in talking with my client, I mentioned that I also did Scrapbooking.  I was then given the job of restoring the Scrapbook that my client had made several years before for her son.  It had documented his life from birth to his adult years in college.  Unfortunately, one of his girlfriends had become extremely upset with him at one point, (I don’t know the details -) and in her anger she had ripped Many of the pages of this beautiful scrapbook!!  8-[

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I first had to ‘piece the pages together’ and try to make sense of how the pages had originally been organized.  I then had to carefully remove the ripped photos and as much of the embellishments as I could.  Even after further work, I had to make some 're-grouping' decisions, trying to make sense of where things had been.  I taped each of the photos together on the back side.  I scanned them into my Mac laptop.  One by one, I put them into my Photoshop Elements program and ‘restored’ them.  I printed them.  I had to find a place to purchase the actual pages upon which they had originally been placed, which was difficult because the company was no longer in business.  I finally found a Consultant who had a few pages remaining from her days with that company!  Thankfully!  I then had to recreate each page, placing the restored photos and as much of the ‘salvaged’ embellishments as I had, adding other ‘new’ elements as needed.  Then I put the book together again and presented it to my very happy client – to give to her son - Again.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these Before and After photos which are just the ‘tip of the iceberg of all that I have restored in the past few years.  Please do share my info with anyone that you know who may be in need of my services to restore photos for them.  I love working on Memories…

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