It's the Medium, Not The Message
I often love adding a little touch of something vintage to my images. I'm sometimes asked what the script says in the vintage French brushes and overlays. Sometimes, I do choose words and expressions that say something like "Amities" or "Friendship", but usually this gorgeous french script comes from legal documents and shop receipts. Really, the script is not meant to convey a message, but instead to be an echo from a time past. The shapes of the penmanship are gorgeous and evocative. I'll purposefully process some of the brushes so that the actual words are no longer quite legible and then I further distress the type by using a grunge brush in the layer mask. (See Tut on blog.)
Try out a few vintage brushes and overlays in your own work.
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Texture: Crème Fraîche from the Tableaux collection. (One of my personal fav's!)
Vintage Brush: 1828 French Script
Frame: Love Ya Elements
Digital Paper/Texture: Love Ya Textures with hue/saturation changed.
Bee: Bees N Butterflies stacked elements.
I used Topaz Lab's Filter Clarity on the flower, the Macro preset. I think it was Flower II.
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