I simply had to include the picture of my Great-Great-Great Grandfather Harald! I do not have a picture of his wife Oline, but there probably never was one. Harald was born in 1828, and married Oline in 1850. She died in 1866, only 38 years old. Harald had his picture taken at old age, most likely for two reasons; he was a prominent man of our hometown, having been the mayor for several periods, and his son Amund (whom you saw yesterday) was the current mayor when cameras were starting to appear. Thus the whole family was photographed, including Harald, probably very close to the end of his life (1898):
I am adding my photos digitally, then printing the finished image on matte photo paper (Canon 170g matte photo paper). I then glue the image onto thin cardboard (cereal box) with spray glue, before I cut it out. After cutting I also distress and ink the edges and corners, for a vintage, worn look. This makes for a nice and stiff image, that I can hang, erect with an easel or even just lean agains something (similar to cabinet cards).
The font is Snell Roundhand Black, it came with my latest Photoshop update. You might be able to find a similar font for free if you search for free fonts.
Here is the frame ready to print for you, if you wish to add pictures manually, or as a PNG-file (transparent background) if you wish to add pictures digitally:
And finally the single frame as PNG-file:
Find your high quality copies of the files in the download folder, free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
If you wish to have the original image I worked with, please follow my reference link below to go to the source of this wonderful photo mat! Don’t forget to leave a little blog love (a comment) for the lady who provided such amazing graphics!
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I have used elements from the following sources for this design: