Hello dear friends,
Today is "Texture Tuesday" and the challenge this week was 'Vintage'.
I have a lot of quirky, vintage nick-nacks that I have picked up over the years from markets and antique stores etc. So, to find a vintage piece was quite easy in my home.
One of the pieces I have collected, is a wooden pair of shoe 'lasts' that I have had in my possession for about 25 years.
I just love them. I love the fact that they once were actually a practical and utilitarian 'tool' for shaping shoes. I love the wood, it's texture, color and the many marks on it.
On the soles there are metal plates hammered on to the heel area.
I believe they originally came from Leicester, England, unfortunately the makers name is too difficult to discern.
As I look closer at the shoe lasts in an effort to glean any further information, I have now only just realised they are not a pair!! One is slightly smaller than the other-perhaps a half size. Oh well!
On the above photo, I used Photoshop Elements to add a texture, 'Trust', from Kim Klassen.
I put the blending mode on multiply at 82%, added a layer mask and removed a little of the texture from the shoes. I also reduced the brightness a little in one area (the shoes are naturally very variable in color and I did not want to change that, even though they may have looked better with more uniformity)
If you wish to see more textured photos from the vintage challenge, just click on the Texture Tuesday photo on my side bar to take you there.