|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