Photos, Stories and Scrapbooking

Etching

My father was color blind, but he collected art: some in color and others like this etching in black and white. The artist, Rodger Stone, etched scenes of Northern California into a brass plate, made numbered prints from the plate and then punched a hole in the brass plate when he finished so that it couldn’t be used again. I have a grouping of framed etchings, including this one, hanging on the wall above the punched brass plate for this etching.I have a grouping of framed etchings, including this one, hanging on the wall above the punched brass plate for this etching.

The new charcoal brushes reminded me of the etching that my dad had given me. I needed to scan the etching to use it on a layout, but I didn’t want to remove the etching from it’s custom framing. I saw a Persnickety blog post recently about scanning with your mobile phone. I followed the instructions. The hard part was finding a place to take the photo without seeing the glare of the glass or a reflection. I took this shot under a table. Try not to laugh. I’m definitely going to try this scanning technique again but on an unframed photo..

Scan and Mask

Note: I masked and sized it to leave just one of the mats around the etching.

Stamp Brushes
Overlay

Place Edge Overlay 2 from ArtPlay Palette Bravura on the right side just above the paper.

Cluster

Note: I adjusted the size of the elements in my cluster.

My dad would be so pleased.

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8 Comments

  1. Terri

    Linda, i love this. Not only the layout but the story. Beautifully done

  2. Marleen

    Love the etching Linda, a beautiful effect, a great photo, love the cluster with the black/white, as always a super page!

  3. Marleen

    I forgot, thank you for the detailed explanation!

  4. Patrice Zinck

    Linda,
    Thank you so much for sharing and including detailed instructions! I didn’t know you could scan with an iphone! This just so beautiful and I bet your Dad would be proud!

    • Linda

      Thank you Patrice, I hadn’t though about using my phone for scanning either. It’s so much easier. And yes, my Dad would have loved the layout!

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