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teacher, traveler, photographer, political junky, smash and bash artist, grandmimi, mom, canine companion

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mixed Media Mayhem - Fishes in the Sea - Digital Journal

Techniques from Sebastian at Photoshop Artistry and images from Graphics Fairy combine with my collection of textures, brushes, papers, and backgrounds by itKuPiLLi_ShabbyCrackedPack. Blending modes and layer masks key to assembly.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Mixed Media Mayhem-Digital Journal

For this composition I drew on my own photo, textures, torn paper and ephemera to create the old grungy look.

Mixed Media Mayhem - Transform - Digital Journal

What happens if I don't have access to physical materials, turn to the digital magic of Photoshop.  I just finished taking an online course, Photoshop Artistry, to learn how to better use layer blends, masks, textures, and text.  I have access to Graphics Fairy with all the wonderful images to choose.  It seems like an endless source but I finally chose birds.

It's always hard to decide when I am finished.  Luckily with Photoshop, I can always go back or undo.  I'm sure these journal pages need something, so I welcome any feedback.