Monday, 16 May 2011

Texture Tuesday - Vintage

This weeks challenge for Kim Klassen's Tuesday Texture is 'vintage' - however we choose to interpret what we consider vintage to be, using at least one of Kim's lovely textures.
I looked up the word 'vintage' in my old Oxford Paperback Dictionary and it says, among things such as vintage wine and vintage cars ..... adj. of high quality, especially from a past period.   Well I have this very high quality Simon & Halbig doll, this very old but high quality Frister & Rossman hand sewing machine my husband bought secondhand for me when we were courting,and some high quality but rather worn beautiful hand made lace, as the photo above shows.
I played with the image in Photoshop Elements first usng a highpass filter on soft blend mode 100% opacity, then Kim's Golden Texture on multiply mode 100% opacity followed by two layers of Worn Thin Texture from Shadowhouse Creations.
I had another play, this time I reduced all the colour to a soft sepia using Hue/Saturation sliding the hue button until it changed to a colour I liked, then added just one texture layer History.  Did you notice the old wooden cotton reel  ..........?
Till next time

13 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's as clear as mud as to what you're doing, but the effect is gorgeous, so obviously you're doing it right!!

Doreen G said...

MA has been reading my m9nd again Val--I don't understand what you are doing but I like the results.

Suztats said...

Now the photo you took of vintage items looks like a vintage photo! Cool stuff.

Nadege, said...

The original image looks great, but the texture works certainly add a lovely vintage feel to it. Nicely done.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Just to show you how old I am I remember learning to sew on that type of machine. Lovely Val. V

jan feehan said...

I love this idea! It is so interesting - couldn't believe it! I have that same doll. It was my great Grandmother's! My mother had it all restored. Nice image - I never think about taking the color down for vintage.

Leah C said...

A beautiful vintage image:)

Dyche Designs said...

Great interpretation of this weeks' prompt.

Bonnie said...

Beautifully edited. I did notice the wooden spool of thread!

Stampmouse said...

very pretty

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful vintage feeling....

Happy to be following you now!

Antique Paperie said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage feel....

shirley said...

I love your vintage things - they are beautiful in color and in sepia!