You'll never believe it! I actually set foot in my outside studio (fondly called "the shed") today and actually managed to get some work done. I think I'll wait until I've progressed the various pieces before I post them here. So far I've been working on making more fabric paper, painting bondaweb and starting a background for some winter themed ATCs. All will be revealed - eventually.
Every time I go out to my shed I see this little wallhanging that I made at least 6 or 7 years ago. It is made of various hand made papers, cloth, silk paper and found objects and is no bigger than A4. It was the first time I had attempted anything of this type and I think my longing to work in mixed media and fibre dates from this time.
I was checking out Susan D's blog earlier on and she has been doing some exciting manipulations in photoshop. Susan very generously put instructions on her blog and I have had a little play myself.
This rose becomes
And this quince
The background texture in this now looks for all the world like heat treated cellophane. I am sure that this treatment of photographs would bring out some fantastic textures and shapes with the right picture.
To achieve this line effect in Photoshop you click on image - mode - grayscale to get a black and white image and then click on filters - stylize -find edges. I made some adjustments to brightness and contrast. I am sure there must be lots of other effects you can play with. Thank you, Susan for your original post.