Thursday, April 23, 2009

"V IS FOR VINTAGE" Part of the Process





Part of the Process

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At the top, you see the final scan below it,

and the first scan
of the Alphabet Journal Page "V is for Vintage"
I don't always do this, but just feel like it
sometimes. Here I have scanned
a first look at the colored with watercolor
pencils and applied with waterbrushes
journal page to "study" and
make decisions about how I will
finish it and liven it up with my watercolor
pncils and waterbrush.......
You may agree that the original scan
looks weak in color and values..
well, that's what I think
because I like the final
to have more punch...
Buying this old scrapbook in
my old home town was so
exciting to me--who made it and
what her life was like will remain a
mystery that I can imagine what
I like about.....

So far. in my Alphabet book.I have

done C, B, and S---now the V

....me thinks this'll take awhile.

It's cool not to have someone breathing

down my neck to hurry up :-) and

of all horrible things, trying to edit what I do.

At my age I can enjoy more I think.







4 comments:

Maggie Scheibe said...

What a great idea! Gosh I just love the way you layout your work on the page, Winna.

Sandy said...

I agree totally, but my scans are often weaker than the actual so I have to up the contrast - but as you show, the final punch makes all the difference. Cool idea to do the alphabet, that would be a great challenge (long term)

Ann said...

I'll do that too sometimes - scan a work to evaluate on the screen before putting in the finishing touches. Sometimes I will notice things in the scan that escaped my attention when I was working on the piece.

This is wonderful as always! I'm looking forward to more of your alphabet series - but no pressure :)

Margaret Ann said...

This will be a wonderful collection! :) WooHOO! :)