Maybe it should be IIIa, because I haven’t had time to do the next step of this project, and this will be a very quick post.
I mentioned in a earlier post that I wondered if one of the plates I have to work on was in the photo of the 21st party. When the images were printed for us, some were inadvertently done as A3s – which offered the opportunity to look more closely at the details. It’s not one of the cream coloured plates – but we think this pale pink plate is the one in Daryl’s Grandmother’s hand!
Having decided to decorate the old plates, the second task was to decide what to put on them. We had gathered some old photos of events in the Hall when we produced a history book for the Hall’s Centenary celebration in 2014, and I had one of those in mind – it was taken in the old supper room.
I was able to edit it a little to bring up the details of the the food on the table. Once a circle is cut to fit the old dinner plate, some of that will disappear, unfortunately. I wonder if the plate it will be applied to is there in the photo?!
I thought it might be interesting to superimpose the photo of inside with that of outside. It took some tweaking before I was really happy with the result. Aligning the window in both images was the key.
I made the party image slightly transparent, so that the outside wall is just visible behind the party goers. The occasion was a 21st birthday party – look at that cake! The plate held by the lady in the foreground (the birthday boy’s grandmother, I think) is similar to the bread and butter plates I have plans for…