Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hung Up On Viewmaster Reels | A MSA Post

I'm not sure if it is because I was a child of the 70s/80s or what, but I'm totally hooked on Viewmaster reels... especially in scrapbooking kits. I don't know what it is, but reels are one of those elements that can always make me buy a kit. Maybe it is because reels are an unusual element... maybe it is because I'm totally nostalgic. I don't know for sure, but I'm loving them.
Take a look at some of the kits out in digiland that have Viewmaster reels in them.

Fiddle Dee Dee has two template sets with reels in them... *swoon*

Paula has these fun reels and the Viewmaster. :)

Amy has a Disney themed kit with a reel in it

Kim Jensen has a rubbed reel brush.

One Little Bird has this beauty...

Allison Pennington has a slightly grungy/painted reel

Splendid Fiins has a reel in Nerd Alert

Maya has a fun vintage-feel kit full of elements
And Studio Wendy has some neat templates you can add your own pictures to or use as is.
The June Scrap Pack also has a reel
And Jenn Barrette is good for throwing a reel in now and again...
And Meghan Mullens even has reel flair!
And some layouts...
by dodiegonzales

by Cornelia

by vixen

by vixen

by gonewiththewind

by jalong

by honeybee

by chocochoco

by pacina

by scrapsandsass

And some inspiration from Pinterest...
by Pinot & Dita on Flickr

View-Master Memories by mazzmn on Flickr

via pinterest

via pinterest

I remember having these...
by Wax Harlow on Flickr

Flintstones Viewmaster 01 by slappy427 on Flickr

via pinterest

And some history and information about Viewmasters and the artists who created them...

Thomas produced her first reels for View-Master in 1946 –a series of Fairy Tales and Mother Goose rhymes that are still in circulation. According to one source, Thomas “developed special methods of close-up stereo photography and modeling which is now in common use by major motion picture studios” (John Waldsmith, Stereo Views, 1991). She created scenes of such detail and attractiveness that you feel you could step inside and look around a corner at a complete world.

Martha Armstrong. This the person responsible for many of View-Master's animation sculptures. She was a master miniatures creator and sculptor in the 50s and 60s.

And who wouldn't want a Viewmaster camera???
Viewmaster Stereo Camera by pho-Tony on Flickr

Well, that is it for me and my Viewmaster obsession (for today at least... lol).
Let us know if you have any "reel" obsessions or fun pages with reels.

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