Fun with mixed media and photoshop

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.

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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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5 thoughts on “Fun with mixed media and photoshop”

  1. Linda, you are not afraid to try anything. I love this experiment(?). You can do so much with photoshop. Guess that needs to be my next set of classes. I assume you have a tectured piece of fabric you created and when you print the photoshop image, you will have s smooth surface that looks textured? This is intriguing. Look forward to seeing what’s next.

  2. Just happened upon your interesting blog while surfing the net. Enjoyed your textile creations and art quilts–the purses are gorgeous. And your experiments with the photoshop are interesting.
    best from Tunisia,

  3. This turned out great! The colors and overall visual is very interesting. I wish I could do that. Thanks for showing.

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