|Collage #8 (6-11-16) David Hayes, 2016.|
Three more in my ongoing series of mixed media collages. It's been interesting to see how each of these collages turns out...I do start with some sort of notion but then let the bits and pieces show me the way!
Collage #9 (6-15-16) David Hayes, 2016.
As with the others in this series, all are available for purchase in my Etsy shop! https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnEclecticUniverse.
Collage #10 (6-19-16) David Hayes, 2016.
June 21, 2016
June 20, 2016
|52 Cards - Week 25. David Hayes, 2016.|
I discovered this tiny photograph in my stash...just seemed to fit where I was going with this week's card! Apps used: Procreate, TitleFX, and DistressedFX.
The "source" card:
June 13, 2016
June 10, 2016
|Collage #5 (6-4-16) David Hayes, 2016.|
Collage #6 (6-4-16) David Hayes, 2016.
Collage #7 (6-4-16) David Hayes, 2016.
These collages are a series within my continuing series of mixed media collages...inspired by the concept of "white flowers". (I have Amy Duncan of Four Corners Design to thank for the idea.) Each of the collages feature one of my photos of a different white flower, handmade papers, and other such stuff. All are available on my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/aneclecticuniverse.
June 8, 2016
An annual event here in Milford, Ohio, Frontier Days follows the Memorial Day holiday as a kick off to summer. There is always a parade on the first day of the festival with three days of festivities over the week-end. We live only blocks from the fair grounds so it’s an easy walk for us to amble over, pick up some cotton candy and a fair waffle…and take pictures!
Opening the image in the app iColorama, I first did a square crop, focusing on the wheel itself and leaving a bit of negative space in the top right corner. Clicking “Apply”, I moved to the next step.
Still in iColorama, I next went to STYLE > TENSOR to give the image a painterly feel. I used the default preset (1/4) and left the Opacity and Amount also at the default settings. Clicked on “Apply” and “Save” to finish up in this app.
Here’s a look at the image so far. Time for the next app!
Opening the image in Stackables, I applied the “Summer Glow” filter with a blend mode of Overlay @100%. Saved this to my camera roll.
A quick look at the image after using Stackables.
Moving to the app Repix, I first went to “Rain Drips” and painted this effect over the entire image.
Wanting a bit more grunge, I then used the “Cracks” effect and painted this over the entire image.
After applying the two effects in Repix, the image is looking pretty good but I’m thinking it needs a bit of tweaking as well as a grungy frame. Snapseed is the perfect app to do both these things so that’s where I went next!
Once opened in Snapseed, I used the “Glamour Glow” effect 5/5 at the default settings.
I then used the “Tune Image” function to first adjust “Brightness” to -35.
Secondly, I adjusted “Saturation” to -44.
For a finishing touch, I opened “Frames” and applied Frame 8/23 with a width of -10.
Here’s the final version of Ferris Wheel! Quite a change from its source image wouldn’t you say!
June 7, 2016
|Collage #4. (6-3-16). David Hayes, 2016.|
This is the fourth in what will be a continuing series of mixed media collages. Bits and pieces of various papers from my stash, some dried flowers pressed in waxed paper....
As with all the collages in this series, this one is also available in my Etsy shop! Do check it out!!
June 6, 2016
June 2, 2016
May 30, 2016
May 23, 2016
May 16, 2016
|52 Cards - Week 20. David Hayes, 2016.|
The source image:
May 9, 2016
May 2, 2016
April 26, 2016
|House. David Hayes, 2016.|
Tree. David Hayes, 2016.
Recently I signed up for Susan Tuttle's newest on-line workshop, Mobile Art Mastery. I have been a fan of Susan's work for quite sometime so I jumped at the chance to take this workshop. I'm hoping that it will give me some much needed inspirations as well as new insights in the editing process.
These two images, Tree and House are both the result of following her workflow and tips in Lesson 1: Vintage House. I created House first...and liking the results...duplicated the workflow for Tree.
I first created the background in Image Blender using two separate images. I then brought in the House...and the Tree...using Superimpose. The smoke coming out of the chimney in House was added using Elements FX Pro and the birds in both images were brought in using Distressed FX. The sun in House is from Alien Sky. I then applied two filters using Formulas to complete both images.
|Mobile Art Mastery by Susan Tuttle|
I'm looking forward to going through the entire workshop...particularly if I'm inspired to create images like these first two!
April 25, 2016
|52 Cards (17/52). David Hayes, 2016.|
Nonnegotiable. Start with the "source" card...a couple of filters from Stackables...some detailing in Repix...and type using TitleFx. Liking this one...a lot!
Here's the "source" card:
April 18, 2016
April 11, 2016
|52 Cards (Week 15). David Hayes, 2016.|
Back to the card layout this week...and a touch of abstraction. Some cut and past, Procreate, iColorama and Stackables to bring it all together...
The "source" card:
April 6, 2016
|52 Cards (14/52). David Hayes, 2016|
Not loving this one as much as the past two cards...maybe it's one of those that over time I will. (Procreate and TitleFX)
The "source" card: