Once I got the home, I tried a few tricks to clean them up a bit. Nothing worked, but the more I looked at them the less the diagonal adhesive stripes bothered me. I'll keep them and love them and use them in my art just as they are. The adhesive blemishes are, after all, as much a part of their 110 year history as the decision to save them in the first place.
Here's a little sample, with lovely springtime themes, for you to use and share.
Pansies are one of my favorite flowers, I've loved their sweet faces since I was a young girl.
I'm also including this one with some of the text removed so you can place your own message inside. I love the bicycle girl and the swallows.
Here's another with the same simple alteration.
Good day dear friends, I hope you all had a lovely Easter.