Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Yes, I do get carried away!

A few weeks ago I took an online class in Photoshop Blend Modes with Ben Willmore, over at Got to tell you, I am completely hooked on those Blend Modes! It's better than Solitaire for sucking up your time! Anyhow, Ben was back this Monday and Tuesday, and while he was teaching about Photoshop Basics, I was blending away--paying attention to what he was saying, but playing with blends in the few down times.

A couple of weeks ago I made my first encaustic collage:

and so I used it as a starting place for my blending mania. I made over 70 different blends, working long after class was over.

Here are some:

I had also photographed parts of the encaustic piece, so I blended some of those, too:

And what is all this good for, except to chew up your time? Well, I use these kinds of things for backgrounds for trading cards and other nefarious projects. For instance, I drew a face today and used it with some of the encaustic textures to make some pictures:

And yes, I did manipulate the drawing, too--this time using Photoshop filters.

That's all for now! Until next time, Nan