I had produced a unique version of the Brigid set for an auction: the version has a butterfly embroidery on the apron, rather than the simple flowers the others have.
And since I had that embroidery hanging around, and I wanted to play with lacemaking, I cut the image and pasted it into a new Gimp window.
Then I made the image (motif) white, with a transparent background. Then I pixel-by-pixel punched holes in it where it was too solid.
Then pixel-by-pixel, I painted connecting/strengthening 'stitching' like real lace has. And painted the 'supporting gauze' that real lace has (well, real lace can be on many fabrics, but most of them are gauzey).
I copied the motif, connecting stitching, and gauze, onto a new layer and painted it grey.Then I uploaded both a white-on-transparent and a grey-on-white version.
Now I have lace.
Just how do you identify an alt online?
4 months ago