"twinchie" (top) and 3X4 (bottom)
These are actual photographs (on photographic paper - not in my photoshop files) that I played with. For both of them, I heavily sanded the edges, gradually lightening up on the pressure as I worked my way to a focal point. Then I applied a beeswax treatment. For the top one I applied beeswax flakes and then heated it up in the toaster oven. I ended up with only a small part of the photograph that was recognizable - the part with the least amount of sanding. The second one I dipped in hot beeswax, which did less to damage the photograph but in some ways is not as interesting. The toaster oven method did emit some interesting smells - probably not that good for my brain - so next time I do it that way, I think I'll move the operation outside.
These are photographs from our yearly tulip festival in Skagit County, Washington. It happens every April and truly is a sight to behold.