View single post by AdamMcLean
 Posted: Fri Jul 4th, 2008 04:22 pm
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The outer frames of each card are the same apart from the titles so they could have been put in using Photoshop or some other graphics program. The background scuffing, I suppose is to emulate a worn etching or stone litho plate.  All the backgrounds could be layers  in Photoshop, on which  are  imposed a transparent layer with the foreground drawings, possibly created in pen and tinctured with watercolours. Certainly the background scuffs and rust like stains penetrate through the foreground images. I suppose the frame it is to some extent trompe l'oeil, emulating plates with rough rusty and worn edges inserted in little boxes.

I cannot immediately locate my copy of the catalogue which could well explain the technique.  I will try and find it after the weekend.

Last edited on Fri Jul 4th, 2008 04:26 pm by AdamMcLean

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