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Elsa and Bill

Restoring a Wedding Album

My plan is to restore my parents’ wedding photos and put them in a new album in scrapbook format. I’ll also do a digital scrapbook version, or simply digitize the physical book.

Bill and Elsa got married in 1967 (maybe 68), so these prints are over a half a century old. They’ve held up pretty well, but they could do with some color correction.

Bill and Elsa

My Photoshop skills are intermediate. I use the tools that I”m comfortable with despite knowing that my way is probably not the best way to get things done. There’s a bluprint course called Layers & Masks Demystified that should get me up to speed. I need to learn how to edit non-destructively.

Scrapbooking

I just bought the Wedding Days kit from Scrapbook.com with my one-time affiliate discount. Some of the pages are probably too rustic for my parents’ New York wedding, but I think I can find something that fits. Here’s a flip through of the kit.

I also like the Scrapbook Customs – Burlap and Lace Collection – 12 x 12 Paper Pack.

Burlap lace papers

And I can use my Cricut to make elements and layouts. Here’s one from Design Space that I can modify.

Scrapbook layout in Design Space

This will be lots of work, but that’s what weekends are for! This project might call for some simple paper flowers.

More from me in scrapbooking is here

This post was proofread by Grammarly

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