Welcome to another week! I hope your weekend was as much fun as mine!

This is how mine started – a table-top full of fun stuff just waiting to be played with.

Have a Great Weekend

And this is one of the pieces that emerged – a beautiful textural mixed media collage background made using paper, gesso, molding paste, stamps, paint, ink, glazes, stencils, tissue paper, cheesecloth, text. I just *love* the way it turned out.

Mixed Media Texture

If you remember, some time ago I began playing around with paper and paint with – well – not much success. I don’t get much time to play around with this kind of stuff, a few minutes here, a few minutes there, but I really think my technique has improved a little since then.

I scanned the collage and combined it with a photo in Photoshop Elements to make this piece of digital art.

Photoshop Texture

But then I decided that I wanted the color to be a little stronger, so I added some more paint, and this was the result which I love even more!

Mixed Media Texture

Then I highlighted it with some gold paint. I must admit it looks better in real life but the highlighting really made the texture stand out which was what I wanted.

Mixed Media Texture

I rescanned it and played around a little in Photoshop Elements. I was surprised by the range of colors I was able to achieve.

Photoshop Texture

Photoshop Texture

Photoshop Texture

Photoshop Texture

So what happens now? Check back in a few days.

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