Saturday, March 10, 2007
I have always been intrigued by advertisements by the Paper Whimsy company.
They are beautiful, soft images created from very old photos of children, digitally enhanced and collaged with other whimsical elements. I wanted to try to duplicate that style so I took one of the old photos that I got from my aunt and digitally cut a little far distant, long lost cousin from the picture. I added a moon background and some faint color and a few other effects an came up with an image that I am rather pleased with. As you can see in the original, one side of her is covered by her mother's head, so I had to construct another side for her. Here you can see the before and after. She will wind up in several of my collages, I am sure.