I sus­tain my­self with the love of fam­ily

Good - - HANDMADE - MAYA AN­GELOU, POET AND CIVIL RIGHTS AC­TIVIST

Tiny trea­sures

Clear glass beads turn pho­to­copied pho­tos into tiny works of art. You can pick up glass beads from art-sup­ply shops. I’ve used Pva glue to at­tach small-scaled im­ages to the un­der­neath of the glass, as the glue dries clear. When dry, trim paper edges with scis­sors. You could also add a mag­netic back­ing to turn them into fridge mag­nets, or just scat­ter them on a ta­ble or desk for a per­son­alised dis­play.

Pho­tos-in-a-box

Fold card­board to fit a small box and mount pic­tures di­rectly onto the card to cre­ate a cus­tomised ac­cor­dion al­bum – per­fect for record­ing a fam­ily event or cel­e­bra­tion. dec­o­rate the box and it makes a lovely gift.

Think out­side the frame

You don’t have to use con­ven­tional frames to ex­hibit your pho­tos – in­stead, use in­ter­est­ing ob­jects as props. My favourite is an old type­writer I found at a garage sale; the pho­tos slide eas­ily into the keys and the car­riage mech­a­nism. I’ve mostly used sepia im­ages to em­brace that vin­tage look.

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