Altering vintage photos seems to be my thing these days and each one I work on is a lesson in techniques--some that work and some that don't.
I used Photoshop to print this photo on manila cardstock after cropping it to a 6.25" x 3.125" format (the size of a #8 tag).
Then I used watered-down gesso to cover almost everything in the photo. This provides a surface that water-based inks or paints (I used watercolors) can adhere to. So, unless the tint is staining, it's easy to remove/change colors with water and tissue to erase it.
To stamp the background, I used masks cut from deli paper which is see-thru and easy to trace and cut.
I've mentioned before that I use the tip of an Xacto knife to scratch away shadows or other dark areas to make some areas read better. You can see an example of this where the woman's hair blends into the dark areas of the umbrella.
I used a Remnant Rub for the text and embellished the black line borders with dots from an orange Soufflě gel pen. I'm linking up with Simon's Monday challenge for A Day at the Beach.
As always, I hope this post finds you well and happy and I appreciate your visit.
Until next time, take care.