<![CDATA[Angel Wing Vintage - News & Articles]]>Fri, 16 Jul 2021 16:22:06 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[A long overdue printables update]]>Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:54:26 GMThttp://angelwingvintage.com/blog/a-long-overdue-printables-updateYep, long overdue, as I opened my new printables store for planners, journals, coloring books and more. It officially launched on Leap Day, so it's anniversary will be March 1st from now on, and every 4 years there will be a huge anni party for all subscribers and visitors on Leap Day.
You can find the link in the above menu now, as well as in this post, and if you subscribe to the new newsletter there, you will recieve updates and freebies not placed in the store.

Most of my planners etc, in the new store are small business friendly, meaning you can use them to print out and create your own physical books and junk journals, and sell them in your physical stores, at fleas, and online at Etsy or Ebay (non digital sales) or simply for your personal use.

You will also find some Resale packs there you can resell or in some cases even rebrand as your own. These items can be sold digitally, and are marked RR, MRR, or PLR! These packs can be anything from planner kits, to ebooks and software. Check out the store for yourself, I am adding new items every week.

​Below is a freebie example of what you can get from ColorMyAgenda.com
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Inside the zip you have rights to resell this product. Please read and follow the TOU!
Be sure to follow me to Color My Agenda for more freebies and great products. If you buy from my personal store (not Etsy etc.) you will get a file with instant affiliate information. Follow it to activate and set your affiliate status, and make 25% of every sale you send to Color My Agenda !!

For special printable gifts visit ColorMyAgenda.com and watch for more posts here  on   ​https://angelwingvintage.com/journals-scrapbooks.html
<![CDATA[Getting Rid of that Vintage Smell]]>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 01:33:27 GMThttp://angelwingvintage.com/blog/getting-rid-of-that-vintage-smellActivated Charcoal
Activated charcoal, also found under the names activated carbon, active carbon, and active charcoal, can be purchased loose in pet supply stores (look in the fish section!) or in brick form from companies like Innofresh. It's a great odor absorber and neutralizer; to use, seal the offending item in a lidded container or large sealable bag (even a trash bag will do) along with the activated charcoal for 24 hours, or even up to one week.
Kitty Litter
Record-scratch-whaaat??? Yeah, you read that right: Kitty litter is a super odor eliminator and is particularly great on items that don't play nicely with water, like beaded clutches or silk kimonos. The litter contains activated charcoal, so if you've already got some in the house, you can use it as a substitute in exactly the same way.
White Vinegar
Dress your vintage gear like a salad by spraying white vinegar on it. It sounds weird, but the acid in the vinegar will counteract any odors—the vinegar smell will dissipate fairly quickly, so you don't need to worry that you'll walk around smelling like a pickle.
Another weird-but-true spritzing agent for odor removal is vodka; use the cheap stuff like Georgi or Popov and save the Chopin for your martinis.
Steaming a garment, especially if you use a scent-infused steaming solution, will eliminate smells from vintage goods, and will also help to revive wrinkled or napped fibers. A few passes may be needed to fully eradicate particularly pungent odors.
Four Ways to Salvage Leather and Suede
Saddle Soap
Saddle soap is just what it sounds like: soap that's used to clean leather saddles. It will also clean leather bags, jackets, belts, and shoes that are dingy and worn-looking and is a particularly great choice for cleaning lighter-colored leather. To use it, apply a damp (but only very slightly damp!) cloth to the soap, which comes in a tin, and rub in a circular motion to produce a lather. Then apply it to the leather, wiping clean with a non-sudsy part of your damp cloth.
Shoe Polish
Most people only think of using shoe polish for shoes—we can't really fault them for that since the word "shoe" is right there in the name. But shoe polish, especially colored shoe polish, is great for reviving leather handbags that have been nicked, scratched, or otherwise banged up by their previous owners. Two brands to look out for that offer a huge variety of colored polishes are Tarrago and Meltonian.
Leather Conditioner
Leather conditioner is a milder choice than saddle soap for reviving older leather goods that may have become dried out over the years. You can buy a brand-name leather conditioner, such as Leather Honey, or DIY it by mixing two parts white vinegar to three parts olive oil in a spray bottle.
Suede Eraser
Suede erasers are The Thing for removing scuffs, stains and grime from all manner of suede items. If you can't find a dedicated suede eraser, you can substitute a white art eraser.
Three Ways to Remove YellowingHmm, well, it's actually more like "one way to remove yellowing from aged items using any one of three products" but that seems a little unwieldy. Most yellowed clothing and linens can be brought back to their original white or light-colored state via a good, long soak in hot or warm water (depending on the fabric type—avoid hot water when working with linen and other easily shrunk textiles) and a generous scoop of either OxiClean or Borax. For particularly delicate or precious items, try using Engleside Restoration. These products will whiten and brighten without bleaching or otherwise causing color loss.
Two Ways to Tackle Mystery StainsYou can also try the OxiClean or Borax soaking method on items that have mysterious stains, but if those two products prove ineffective, try upping your game with either K2r or dry cleaning solvents. These are the kind of stain removal products that can be found at your local hardware store, so you know they mean business.
K2r is a spray product that you'll apply to a stained item, allow to dry, and then brush away; dry cleaning solvents should be applied sparingly by putting a small amount on a light-colored cloth or rag and dabbing at the stain. Once you've gotten the spot out, you'll need to remove the solvents by going over the area with a clean, wet rag or cloth.


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