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Showing posts with label Costume Parisien. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Costume Parisien. Show all posts

Friday, June 7, 2013

This original print is in such great condition it really didn't need any fixing up. But I did anyway. Note the "V" in the lower left corner. I believe that is the signature of the artist, H Vernet.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

La Bell Assemblee, Princess of Wales

I'm having a little trouble scanning these. Even with my "new, improved" scanner. Some of the fashion plates are actually crammed into the binding of the book. I don't think even cutting them out (sacrilege!) would work.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ladies' Monthly Museum, May 1816

I've scanned these pictures and articles from a compilation book- therefore, there is some distortion around the "gutter" area (middle of the book). Luckily, I have a very good scanner and accompanying application for it, which lessens the problems.

The scanner/printer/fax machine is really great. I dropped it when I was moving last October "CRASH! Tinkle-clunk". Goodbye lovely printer-scanner! So I bought another, exactly the same.  Not too expensive, about $150.00 with shipping.

My first ever scanner (1990), which was only a scanner! cost $2,000.00 dollars. It was a bit larger, but other than that, does not compare to my current one.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Costume Parisien 1807

Costume Parisien Fashion Plate

A couple from 1814. Gentleman looks like Cary Grant!
Costumes Parisien, 1814
A couple more fashion prints from Costumes Parisien, these with couples. Funny mixture of formal & informal.  That is, who would wear a straw hat and carry a parasol to a Ball?  But maybe that was the fashion then!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Costume Parisien Empire Fashion Plate
French Empire Fashion Plate
While looking thru my files for scans that might make a nice "Regency Valentine's Day Card" I found nested file-within-file a folder labeled "MISC Scans". Full of gorgeous scans, mostly of French fashion plates. So I am looking forward to hours of nit-picky photoshop fun.  Heh.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Regency Christmas Card

And here I have an elegant Regency (actually "Empire" since its a Fashion Print from Costume Parisien) Gentleman.  I'm getting the knack.  Turning the print into "ice" works better if there is a bit less detail in the picture. I've skipped the "3-D" filter but used the "Emboss".  Then there are "Glass" filters and the "Transparency" layer option, along with "screen" and "color burn" layers.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Regency Christmas- Snow Globe with Man

This one was fairly easy, as the ice-skating young French Hottie was already done (you can find it elsewhere on this blog).  I'm working on a lady skating, taking another Costume Parisien fashion print and altering it.  I've been working on an "Ice Sculpture" of an Ackermann's Beauty... family says it isn't "icy enough".  So I'm just mulling it over.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blogging will resume in a week or so

-so many Family Situations to deal with! 13 year old girl with health & school problems.... things are working out, thank Goodness.

Anyhow, I am posting this link to Royal Wedding Gowns (It was posted it at Austen Only Blog, which I heartily reccommend!)  This Youtube and others on the same page are very interesting and a pleasure to behold.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htSvZDvIf5I&feature=player_embedded

I think the pink dress used as my Avitar would make a fabulous wedding dress for any one at any time in History.  Imagine the Bride in pale pink or ivory, her maids of honor in the same dress, different color underdress!