June 28, 2016
June 21, 2016
|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 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!!