September 22, 2013

Abandoned Appalachian: Book Cover



Look for the printed, Kindle and Nook copies to be released by October.

September 16, 2013

Abandoned Places Photos: The Schoolhouse





All the photos in our Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Appalachian Edition) book are in black and white.  Each is frame by either a window, door or an interesting object found in or around the site.  For the schoolhouse, I used a basement grate found in the thick rocky foundation.  Each picture is on top of the metal grate leaving the foundation's stones to frame the photos.

September 12, 2013

Etsy: Abandoned Motel Wall Art

The finished wall hanging using the abandoned motel photo from the last post.
You can purchase it in my Etsy shop:




September 10, 2013

How to Age a Photo

I learned an interesting way to make my photos look old and aged on canvas or other types of media.  I will take you through the step by step process.  The finished wall hanging, which this picture is featured on, will be posted by the end of the week.

Materials used for the wall hanging.

Photo printed on regular print paper.  If there is text be sure to mirror the photo.

After drilling holes for hanging, coat the top of the canvas with Mod Podge.

Lay the photo face down on the glue.

Use a scraper to smooth out the bubbles.

After letting it dry for several hours, take a bowl of water, dip your finger
in the water, and start slowly rubbing the back of the paper off.

This is a messy process and could take awhile but your picture will start to appear.

After rubbing off the white paper, let it dry.  This process may
take a couple of tries.  Make sure when you rub, you do it gently.
Afterwards, seal the photo with Mod Podge.
This will make the photo sharper.

September 7, 2013

Beyond the Cemetery

Beyond the cemetery lies a couple of abandoned homes.
Near Hinton, WV.





September 4, 2013

Headstones







Evans City Cemetery in Pennsylvania.
The opening of the movie, "Night of the Living Dead" was filmed there.