Cover image for Vintage greeting cards with MaryJo McGraw.
Vintage greeting cards with MaryJo McGraw.
McGraw, MaryJo, 1961-
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, [2003]

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Includes index.
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TT872 .M3428 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Make your own Vintage Greeting Cards!

Let MaryJo McGraw , renowned rubber stamp artist and card maker, show you how to create handmade cards that capture the look and feel of antiques and heirlooms - cards overflowing with history, character and love.

You'll create 23 gorgeous cards using 14 fabulous techniques and complete step-by-step instructions. Each project is made with easy-to-find vintage papers, old family photos and ephemera, including foil, ribbons, buttons, rickrack, watch faces and more.

Learn how to:

Apply antiquing agents like walnut ink and beeswax to "age" your cards and photos Use antique labels, old movie stubs and pages from old books to create unique photo collage cards Transfer color copier images to cardstock, metal and polymer clay Embellish cards with vintage buttons, ribbons and other dimensional trinkets Use photos of loved ones to create keepsake cards

And don't worry about losing your valuable family photos! MaryJo shows you how to use a color copier or scanner to create realistic replicas, meaning you never have to worry about destroying those precious originals. You will also find project variations and an inspirational gallery, ensuring that you never run out of ideas.

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Booklist Review

Rubber stamp artist McGraw advocates the use of materials found at flea markets or purchased at an art retailer. McGraw's shoe polish overlay, intended to give paper a weathered sepia look, resembles antiquing with acrylic paint. Because McGraw is focusing on two-dimensional cards, she begins with a look at conquering three basics--stamping, setting eyelets, and color-copying photographs--then expands the space devoted to techniques with additional pages to explore possible variations. This book is designed in an antique photograph-album style, enhancing the mood but occasionally causing some illegibility. --Barbara Jacobs Copyright 2004 Booklist