we all have photo bloopers laying around, i'm sure.
the ones that didn't turn out but still sit in drawers.
jacki long learned what to do with them from
karen michel and shared that information.
besides photos, the supplies are basic- container of water,
steel wool, bleach, awl or sharp object for scraping,
paper towels, newspaper, gloves. in case you are interested
in experimenting, the bleach is diluted approximately
50% bleach to 50% water. i tried a gently bleach when i got home
but it did not result in the different colors, just bleached out the photo
to a sepia tone. i would suggest experimenting.
dipped in water, textured with steel wool over punchenella
i flipped it around in all directions when vertically
i saw a face starting to emerge.
three colors of pastels were used to define
the details. and here is the result.
there is more on altered photos in these two books,
the complete guide to altered imagery, by karen michel
and mixed emulsions, altered art techniques
for photographic imagery by angela cartwright.
while this technique is not totally new to me,
it have been wanting to revisit it and the books again.
i have a mental list of processes i want to try but until
i actually write it down, get the supplies out or have a workshop,
they often stay on the list for a while. i am wondering if this is
my procrastinating spirit or if you also don't get around to
doing all that you would like to in this rich and full life?
waiting at a stop sign i saw this today, 7am
hello to all my paint party friday visitors
have a lovely weekend.