Photo Art Friday is back and I love participating here because I really try to do something different and bold and totally away from my 'norm'. Sometimes I can't even tell if I like it yet, I just want to try new techniques, new textures and play with the million things PSE can do.
This week we're supposed to share one of our fave techniques and show our work flow. Well I haven't really been adding textures long enough to have a favorite; every week is a new experiment. Here's this weeks experiment:
Started with this, a photo of rusty machinery - I liked the colors and general shapes:
This time I really wanted to try to create something totally abstract but starting with these basic shapes. I cropped and straightened it then went to the PSE filters and added a layer of palette knife and underpainting to give the whole thing a more 'painterly' effect. I also added the netting in the bottom corner from my digital scrapbooking stash. It's better already.
I really like how the hint of the original shapes are still here but if you didn't know where I started, it would just appear as a cool abstract. I think the splotches really add that abstract character. To try to push the envelope, I added another texture - this one is Razzled Dust by Roshanda Glenn, used at Difference (thanks for the tip Earl K) at 100% and arrived at total and complete abstraction.
Using Difference totally changed the color combinations and I can barely determine any of the original shapes though the effect is kinda mesmerizing. To see lots more creative efforts, please be sure to visit Bonnie at Pixel Dust for Photo Art Friday. She's offering 4 free holiday textures that are very cool and I can't wait to try them.
This is also my creation for AEDM, day 18! This month is sure zooming by! Visit all these amazing artists and crafters too - the range of medium will amaze you.