Some years ago I was given a framed Victorian fashion plate – the dresses have been picked out with fabrics, lace and beads and I love it.
I set out to make my own ‘dressed’ fashion plate and, fifteen years later, she is looking very tired!
The magic of Photoshop!
The only way to improve her appearance was to replace the background paper. To do this I scanned the whole plate and then created the new background in Photoshop that I printed onto card.
I cut out the figure, dress and all, and glued her onto the new background.
It is an improvement, so I am now on the search for some antique silk organza to place around the sides to frame the lady and soft cream velvet for a padded mount – and an antique gold painted frame!