I’ve always written a diary, I started when I was about 10, probably imitating my father initially as he is a diary writer too. My diaries are on the whole pretty factual and boring, except during my teenage years when with the usual teen angst, I poured out my thoughts on life, boys, so called friends and suchlike, those ones certainly make embarrassing reading now, but I’m glad I still have them. Just browsing them now, even the ones with just the bare facts is enough to trigger a memories -the family holiday in a hired caravan (which we named Vanessa) when I was about 10, the visits to my grandparents, boarding school dinners (always a highlight of the day!), the first job, boyfriends….
Anyway the processing…
Ducale @ Soft Light 100% masked gently from the diary
Tiepolo @ overlay 50% masked as above.
I then merged visible Ctrl-shift-alt-E
And applied a Nik colour efex vintage film filter at a low opacity, this just desaturated slightly and brightened the tone. If you don’t have Nik, a curves adjustment would probably do the same thing.
Ducale and Tiepolo are both from the August Painterly pack