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Photo Art

35 ways to use old and new photographs

Ellie Laycock


List Price: 19.95*
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Make the most of your photos with these 35 stylish projects.

All of us have photos at home that we like and want to keep, but all too often they lay hidden away in packets or on a digital hard drive where we don’t get to see or enjoy them. Ellie Laycock’s aim with this book is to bring those images out of the dark and teach you how to use them to create wonderful new things for the home or personalized gifts for loved ones, so that these special images get a chance to shine. Discover how to use old negatives to make a window decoration, as well as how to print onto fabric to create a unique tote or purse. Find out ways of using paper prints, from transferring images onto ceramics to decorating table tops. Unusual methods of framing photos are also included—why not try using old vintage watch housings as bracelet picture frames? Any techniques you’ll need to know are clearly explained, making this an ideal source of inspiration for crafters both new and experienced.

CICO Books, 9781782491910, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2015

About the Author

Ellie Laycock is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, artist and photographer with a passion for upcycling, interior design and discovering the hidden stories behind vintage textiles and the skilled hands that made them.

Ellie’s luxury homeware company, Hunted and Stuffed™, specializes in sourcing exquisite vintage and antique Japanese kimono silks and brocades and giving them a second life by inventively transforming them into stunning limited edition pillows, throws and other creations. These ‘Homeware With History’ pieces sell to clients worldwide.

Ellie lives in London, UK, with her young family, trusty camera and vintage sewing machine.