Heritage pages are the most challenging for me. I used SEI's Windsor line - normally, designated as a wedding line, but the patterns and gold running through really reminded me of the fancy brocades and other Japanese fabrics.
These are my grandparents (my grandmother on the left and grandfather on the right). Furthest right image is my grandfather at Waseda University where he went to law school.
The flowers to the far left were all hand-cut. I thought I would be good at this. In reality, I got very impatient with it. But I'm glad I did it and then elevated with pop-dots. The photos were all held with gold photo corners - I finally got to use that Canson pack!
From the left: Grandmother's father and siblings. Uncle with my Great-grandmother and my Uncle with his wife.
I got more comfortable with Windsor at the point and trying to assimilate into an Asian look. I was trying to achieve that rich-brocade feeling in many of the art panels I've seen in Japan.
I still need to add the journaling. But the headline reads: "Japanese Ancestry."
Most of the images photographed really flat, but I wanted to emphasize the gold foiling running through here. SEI Windsor is so unusual, but beautiful! Many of the pages have flocking which is hard to see as well. :(
These letters are from black mat board. Seemed rather flat so I stamped a character-text background stamp with VersaMark and clear embossed. The photo doesn't really show it clearly. Can you tell it's not Japanese? LOL. It's Chinese - I think from a newspaper article!
Last, I used these cool sparkly, velvety flowers from Maya Road; layered on creme Prima flowers and centered with an antiqued, square rhinestone brad.