My favourite dress, so sad when I grew out of it!
So anyway, I decided to use part of this as a focal point of my first assignment for the Mixed Media Workshop course I've just started, a collage with a gel transfered, photo-edited photo. I had a 'slight' problem in that we haven't got any photo editing software on the computer apart from that in Word and Paint!!! Anyway, I selected just me, played around in Word with contrast and brightness, erased the background in Paint, and ended up with
which I reversed for the transfer.
I had a "happy half-hour" looking through some of my old children's books to find some images for the collage background - The Children's Wonder Book (fairy, folk and classic children's stories) and The Baby's Opera (nursery rhymes illustrated by Walter Crane).
I've not finished the canvas yet, it needs a bit more, but here's what I've done so far;
& I think I shall add the words 'pink taffeta' somewhere...