Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Multi colored digital background.

This started with a failed nightime photo that I kept and added a blend of my lilac image. Who would have ever known.

This is not a large image so you may have to resize it in your photo editing software.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Worn green book cover texture.


Love the textures on this book cover, including the wear.
This is not a large image so you may have to resize it in your photo editing software.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pink and blue textured background.

Started this background by attaching tissue paper with Mod Podge then painted over it. Allowed it to dry then randomely painted it again. Scanned into my pc and digitally altered it some more from there.
This is not a large image so you may have to resize it in your photo editing software.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Multi soft greens - textured background

Used gesso and many stamps to create this. Then changed color to green.
This is not a large image so you may have to resize it in your photo editing software.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Purple and green gessoed grunge background.

This indeed is grungy, but I love it. Started with some paint and gesso and a stamp. Once scanned into Photoshop I did some digital processing. Oh what fun...... cheaper than therapy.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Soft blue lace and rose stencilled background.

Used Golden's Gel Medium on a lace doily and rose stencil for this background. The original of this is destined as a book cover.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Watercolor diamonds with fibre tissue overlay.

Started with hand painted watercolors to form these diamonds. Digitally altered the sheet that was scanned into my pc.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Failed floral photo as a background.

Sorry, but I can see the potential for digital art with this photo that is so blurred that it looks like a wanna be bokeh.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Framed words of wisdom.

Found this in a vintage music magazine. Lots of wisdom. Hope you could use the "frame" too.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I see a bird in flight - paper towel background.


After this was done I couldn't help but see potentially 2 birds in flight. This will be great for use in blending.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tamarack using stamp filter.

This was a closeup of a tamarack tree in our back yard. I used the Stamp Filter. It would like great in a blending mode - the rest is your imagination. Please share with me what you create with this. Enjoy.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Digitally altered green diamond paper towel.

I just have to experiment with everything don't I ? Altered this in Photoshop by applying a Stained Glass Filter.

Monday, August 8, 2011

This truly is mixed media.

Took distress ink and rubbed it over the crumpled vintage sheet music surface to give it a grunge look. Then in Photoshop I used the palette knife filter.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Digitally altered sheet music on failed photo background.

Started with a scan of a vintage page of sheet music, then digitally altered it. Added the leaves background on a failed night photo to make this background. Could be used as a texture in your digital editing software. Enjoy!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Painted paper towel with butterfly stamp.

Altered this painted paper towel in Photoshop before uploading. Could easily be used as a textured background in digital editing software projects.

Monday, July 18, 2011

grunge paper towel background in blues etc

Used this piece of paper towel to clean brushes and stamps. I plan on using the grunge look as a texture in part or whole for some of my Photoshop backgrounds.

Monday, July 11, 2011

White combed cotton with filter adjustments.

Scanned in this combed cotton then adjusted it with filter adjustments in Photoshop.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Lavender cheescloth grunge background.

I was dyeing some cheescloth and while still damp I placed it on card stock and ran a brayer over it. It left a grunge look which I like in certain applications or backgrounds. Enjoy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Paper towel background orange, green and cream.



Cleaning my brushes and stamps again.
The bottom image was scanned in then a swirl filter applied with Photoshop.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Gold gesso from Daniel Smith

I painted the cream colored card-stock with Gold gesso from Daniel Smith. Then I folded it at random to give it some texture. Scanned it to my pc and adjusted it in Photoshop using levels.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Original watercolor then digitally altered backgrounds


I did this small watercolor of 3 floral sprigs. Scanned it into my pc then played with Photoshop.
Thought these would make unusual backgrounds in part or whole.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ideals or is it wisdom!

This is from a very old music magazine. Thought it was worth sharing for it's wisdom!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Yellow and green background.

Don't even try to make any sense out of this - just cleaning my brushes and stamps again.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Green painted paper towel background.


Couldn't resist using the calligraphy brush to write this quote on the paper towel background. Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Green and black wild background.

Got carried away when I made this - but I actually enjoyed it. Did this with acrylic paints and gesso with the white swirl design.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Skein of crochet cotton background.

This is a shot of a skein of crochet cotton. I love the textures here. This has such potential to the graphic artist! I think it's the diamond design that I tend to gravitate to.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Little brown bird sheet music.

Found this in a very old music book. Thought I would share it before putting in one of my projects. Enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blue etc paper towel background stamped and painted.

Another paper towel background. I scanned it into Photoshop and used a couple filters on it. There are parts that are quite interesting. Cleaning my brushes and stamps creates this cheap fun! One of a kind and it's free!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Purple diamond paper towel background.

Hand stamped the intersecting diamond design which I did randomly by hand on this purple splotched paper towel. Cleaning my brushes again.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Yellow multi stamped and stencilled background.

Used a foam stamp and an old plastic doily as a stencil to create this background. Enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Subtle grey gesso imprint design.

You really have to look close to see the soft design. I started with black cardstock and while gesso was wet I stamped on it at random.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ready sympathy for mother vintage image.

Usually mothers offer sympathy to children but this one suggests children offering sympathy to mother. Could be a good image for a journal prompt. Please do share what you do with it.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Design from an old magazine made into a "background".

I like the ornate design on this one leather element from a magazine that is about 100 years old.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Glimmer mist greens on leaves etc.

I love the texture this paper took on when I sprayed with the watery glimmer mists by Tattered Angels. CLICK ON IMAGE TO SEE THE SUBTLE LEAVES.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Mysterious background with movement.

This was a picture I took at night with movement. It was a disaster but I can see many ideas for it with Photoshop as a background using Filters.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Black swirl on sepia old paper background.

Found this on a very old cookbook cover. It originally was white and gold. Changed it using Photoshop's old paper filter.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year with vintage postcard of roses in shoe.

Wishing you all a Happy and Creative New Year. Hope you can use this image - it is very, very old. Aren't the roses beautiful! Sandra