I know, judging by the title for this post, you're all expecting to see great results here! Ha! Tricked ya! :) But we did begin learning how to etch actual photographs this week. Once I have had more practice, I can see where maybe I'd have some pretty cool results... but for now... well, you know. When I was back visiting family recently, I borrowed a few slides from my dad from "back in the old days." We had this cool old '58 VW bus... and mom & dad used to pack up us kids & the dogs & we'd go on these mini-adventures. Probably where I got my wandering tendencies & adventurous spirit! :) Anyhow, I thought it would be fun to etch some of these old memories... so I had the slides transferred to digital, put the image into photoshop, deleted all the color info, increased the contrast & printed it onto a transparency... and, well, you know the rest!
Since this is the first time I've ever done this, I cut myself some major slack here. Because even though there are places where I hadn't got the film applied properly (dark spots/air bubbles) and I don't know what happened to the front of the van (will find out monday)... I can actually tell what it is!
It's a start!!!