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Artful Memories book

Artful Memories: 
how to create unique art with old photographs

In Artful Memories, Jane Chipp and Jack Ravi share their passion for creating meaningful artworks using old photographs. Discover how to use photographs of your loved ones to keep their memory alive, or of unknown people to weave new meanings.

Learn creative techniques through step-by-step tutorials and be inspired by poetry, quotes and even music personally selected by the artists. The book is filled with the authors' own works and 125+ original artworks created bu other artists from all over the world; all of which started with a found photograph.

Follow a tutorial from beginning to end, or simply dive in for inspiration and let the photographs whisper a new story.

Learn how to:

  • choose the right photograph and prepare them for altering

  • combine photographs with collage, paint, natural elements and other media

  • create artworks in containers

  • create 3D photograph structures

  • stitch on photographs

  • create woven and patchworked photographs


Artful Memories is not just for artists. It's for storytellers and creatives. It's for someone who appreciates an old, torn photograph and believes that lost memories can be preserved and made immortal. 

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