My art is what I create with my photos. On this page, I combined a brush from Pier No. 1 and a photo that I captured in February while visiting Adryane in San Francisco. My sister paints from photos; I combine photo treatments, with papers, transfers, threads and small frames to create art. Below are the steps that I followed for this page.
Stamp brush 6 from Pier No. 1 in a dark blue black. Change the blend mode to linear burn at 100%.
Place mask 4 from WaterColor FotoBlendz No. 6. Duplicate photo 4 times and clip to mask. Create a sketch, normal blend mode at 100%. I lightened the sketch with a levels adjustment layer. Change the blend mode of the second copy to vivid light at 100%. Change the blend mode of the third copy to normal at 70%. Change the blend mode of the fourth copy to lighten at 100%.
Note: While I used Topaz Studio to create a quick sketch, this can be done in the filters menu. I also masked out a part of the fourth copy.
Add a small frame and threads for the photo. Clip photo to frame and adjust as needed.
Note: I pulled a frame and thread from WaterColor Template Album No. 4 for this page.
Place solid paper 1 and pattern paper 2 from ArtPlay Palette Sea Life. Add a layer mask and divide space using the dashed brush line as a guide. Above the papers, place transfers 5 and 11 from ArtPlay Palette Sea Life.
Place word art 6 and beaded thread from Art WordART Mix No. 1. Add text to title in a different font.
Note: I erased part of the stamped title and substituted words to fit what I wanted to convey.
When time is short, I am learning that I can still enjoy my art creating something quick and simple with a photo.