Kim at Kim Klassen's Cafe is leaving this week's Texture Tuesday (tomorrow) wide open - just use at least one of her free textures. This group makes THE most gorgeous, soft, romantic, elegant images filled with beautiful flowers and scenery. I usually comply. This week I'm a rebel! I had the idea of beginning with one of my collages, adding a texture and going from there. What I came up with surprised me and I think I've found a new tool to inspire painting/journal entries:
(ED: Ooops - as I went to link up, I discovered I apparently missed a week and this week's theme was to use her texture Felicity.....last week was free and easy. Oh well, hope you guys don't mind.... Next week's theme is to focus around the color white & texture. I'll remember, promise!)
My original images:
The gazing ball in our yard covered with frost and shadows.
I flattened my art and the texture to make a new 'texture' layer then applied it to the gazing ball at difference 85%, duplicated that layer again and used vivid light blending mode at 90%. One of the best things about textures and blending is the vast variety of results - it's such a great way to explore color combinations. I also tried these:
Look what happens when you distort one of the textures layers, offsetting the collage elements.
As you can see, the options are endless and just like with actual painting, the trick is knowing when to stop! Here's to a week of experimenting for all of us! Be sure to stop by Kim's and check out all the pretty and inspiring images.
Okay, here's one pretty one for those of you that made it this far:
I used two textures, Light Paper and If Only then erased most of each over the middle of the flower leaving only the edge details. FUN!
Also linking to Creative Every Day - I often forget to link to this each week, but it's a great resource to follow some really creative ladies.