Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Angel of the Mist

I was playing around in Photoshope Elements again last night.

I was trying out some new brushes and experimenting with different filters. I decided to click an option I had never used before and voila!

Don't ya just love Happy Accidents?!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Photoshop Elements 5.0

I received a Wacom tablet for Christmas. I am having trouble getting the hang of it BUT it came with Photoshop Elements 5.0 which I LOVE!

I have been using version 2.0 for years. This upgrade is awesome!!!

I am learning new things every day and spending a lot of time just playing and creating ATCs with it.
I was playing with brushes on this one.
I also was practicing tinting by coloring the roses.
This is my grandparents. Again, more playing with brushes. And layers.

This photo belongs to a friend of mine, she found it at an antique mall. There was something about it. The old woman seated in the front has a slight smile and is wearing light colored clothes. The others, all dressed in dark colors, are not smiling. Why is that? I decided to play up the old woman and really put her over the top.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Balls I made for Christmas

Since Christmas is now over I can show you these balls I made for gifts.

The first was for my sister Jennifer. She has to be the biggest Ohio State fan I know! I haven't heard from her today, probably in mourning!!!!

I covered the ball with tissue paper, painted it white and then sponged on JoSonja's silver paint. I printed the logo on my inkjet printer. I have found that if you spray 2 or three coats of Workable Fixatif on the printed images, you can glue them and paint a sealer over them and they do not run or fade.
Below is a ball I made for the daughter of a friend at work. Another Jennifer. :-)

She is a HUGE Hannah Montana fan! I hear she even has her own Hannah website and if I ever get the address I will post it here for all you Hannah Montana fans out there.

Again, I covered the ball with tissue and then sponged pink and white paint. I then painted on squiggles and stars with silver, turquoise and silver.

Finally, I added the Hannah pics. Her mother said she really liked it. :-)