Saturday, 10 January 2009

Catalogue Killing

I am still completely lacking in the creativity department so I thought I would put up the latest photo of one of my catalogues. (This is a project with Maggie Grey if you haven't come across it before).

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This catalogue has been dried out since I took this first photograph but it gives you the idea. I slashed the surface deeply before I put it outside.
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Like a very silly person I haven't kept a note of the processes I went through in Photoshop Elements but I think one was probably "Find Edges" which is a bit of a favourite of mine.
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I like this effect above too. I suspect that this is "cutout" which gives it an illustrative effect and definitely has possibilites. I hope you can't guess which publication it was that I used. I need to play about with this much more, especially as I've been exploring gradients and I've discovered lots more alternatives in the dropdown menu in Elements' Gradient box. The 'invert ' option is exciting too. The trouble is, it all takes so long. Maybe that's why I'm not getting anything practical done!
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I still have an old phone book outside which will probably have disintegrated by now. It was very crumbly and a bit slimy the last time I looked at it. Yuck!
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Do you remember the jacket I posted about here? I sent an email to the company that made it and I've had a reply. They've told me that it was designed by Emma and was made on the Altiplano in Bolivia. It was made under the Fair Trade scheme so the person who made it would have received a fair price for their labours. I'm really pleased that I asked about this and I am delighted that I have such a special garment. (I don't have any affiliation to the company).

10 comments:

imac said...

Keep the faith - my dear beloved, you're a lot better than you think, and I'll tell you so - face to face ---- when I dig myself out of this PILE of stuff.DH

Julie said...

Ha Ha! Very funny! lol That's not a pile of stuff....it's my stash! :O)

imac said...

stash - trash --- is there a difference?? wink wink.

Julie said...

Oooooooooooh! You're living dangerously you are! :o) Anyone need a DH? Well trained (in some departments), going cheap! lol

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

I like your comments comment! What a good idea. It's fabulous that you found out about your jacket too. Who would have thought they could give so much information about it - you can wear it with pride! I like the way your catalogue is going too. I haven't got one having failed at Argos a couple of days ago. I've now hurt my back so am resting for a while before I venture out to the shops (I did it - and you won't believe this - cleaning the toilet!) Too much information?

WEST COUNTRY BUDDHA said...

PS where did you get your Photoshop from? I'm quite mean and am looking for a cheap source! (doesn't have to be the new versions)

Gina said...

Feel I've come in during a bit of a "domestic" here! This catalogue stuff is fascinating! I didn't join in so haven't really been following but did you have to leave the catalogues out just so you could photograph them in a disintegrating state?

Purple Missus said...

I'll swap you half my stash for him *LOL*

Love the 'find edges' photo - put me in mind of a Tilleke Schwarz embroidery in a way.

And great story about your jacket - all the more reason to keep it whole and enjoy it. :)

imac said...

Food n drink and a soft bed + ALL your stash + 6 holidays a yr and I could be yours P.M. LOL

DH.

Helena said...

Lovely to get some history about the jacket!