Ah ha have at last found out why my photos dont appear - seems blogger does not like aol.
I must remember to use Internet Explorer in future.
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Miserable old day here today, it has drizzled down all day, typical English Bank Holiday - I have been busy writing the last Tantalising Techniques workshop & the last but one of the Smashee workshops & one of my altered books is drying in front of me. (picture above)
I Shall now go to Internet Explorer to post some pictures...... Well that was eventful, computer crashed twice & in the meantime the sun has come out at 8.15pm, the fields opposite me have turned lime green & the sky is moody bluey grey, the sun is glinting on the foliage showing a myriad of greens, beautiful
This picture was taken through a double glazed (grubby) window & does not reflect the stunning colours, which have now gone. I am so glad that I live in the Digital camera age. I can now take this fabulous photo & print it out onto cloth or use it as a design.
Which is what I will do now & it can appear in FOLLOW MY HEART. Back later to show you the background results
Here is the first draft, it needs to dry & is the underpainting using lots of tricks In reality it has a lot of texture, the first thing I shall do when it dries is add a sepia tint across it to knock back the green
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I have done a quick manipulation in my software & produced this
Ethereal landscape - wow, the first photo was unexpected after such a dismal day & now I have this wonderful image as a background for stitch
this texture can be achieved with layers & stitch
Off to have a rest now before a Decolorant day tomorrow, hopefully some things to post tomorrow x