Vintage tools seem to be creeping into my prop stash, but if I’m honest, it’s not really a new phenomenon.
I have an assortment of vintage tools for the garden, as well as a hammer, nuts, bolts, and a few other bits and bobs, but as you can see it may be expanding into paintbrushes.
Now, here’s where I have to admit I may be developing a bit of an addiction … oops … I do love anything that’s paint splattered … .
I found these lovelies at a garage sale here in Phoenix for $0.25/ea. Dear hubby was only slightly mystified (he’s getting used to my quirky props), and he even helped me barter for the pegboard ;) because I can’t do it!
I adore pegboard, but do you have any idea how hard it is to photograph? Goodness, I wore myself out trying to get those holes straight.
But, no worries … I present to you my paint brush bouquet:
I wanted to create a series with an industrial tone, and Kim Klassen’s Lightroom Preset kk_Eve did the trick, lightening shadows and bumping up contrast and sharpness.Do you prefer the dramatic shadows …
… or not?
In the following image, I placed a piece of white foam core on the right side to reduce shadows and what a huge difference it made.
I personally think it’s a bit too flat:
For the My Still Sunday class.
Day 2 of blogging every day in February.
PS: did you grab my free word art?