Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fun with textures and new supplies

Linking up to Texture Tuesday today -- since I most always do flowers, I thought I'd try Kim's textures on different subject matter.


This is a sunset picture I took in Tucson a few years back, processed with Color Efex Pro and two of Kim's textures.  I like how it came out -- in the original, the front part was all sandy and full of garbage.  The magic of Photoshop :p

I'm off to do some art -- I'm trying to figure out how to combine photos, paint, and collage elements.  It involves lots of trips to an art store, to get new supplies.  A terrible job, but someone's got to do it, right?  I'll show you how it comes out.

One of the supplies I got was Ranger's crackle paint.  I tried it over several painted bits and it didn't crackle.  Has anyone ever used this?  How does it work?

Have a great day.

16 comments:

Evelyn S. said...

What a beautiful Arizona sunset! Yes...the magic of PS is often good! I would like to see what art you're going to make!

Linda Kittmer said...

Stunning shot. Love the cactus silhouette.

Deanna said...

A beautiful sunset with that cactus silhouetted is gorgeous

Danielle said...

I loved the sunsets and the lightening storms (monsoon season) when we lived in Arizona...just stunning! As is this photo. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello. I look forward to visiting here more often...it sounds from your 'about me' that we have quite a lot in common ;)

Lisa Gordon said...

This is gorgeous, Elise!
What a stunning composition, and those colors are amazing.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks very much, everyone -- I really appreciate your comments! Danielle, thanks for coming by -- we visited AZ quite often in the years my dear mother-in-law was alive, but now we don't have relatives there any more --

June said...

Nice shot, Elise! I lived in AZ for 15 years and spotted your saguaro right away! It's hard to beat those AZ sunsets... sorry, no experience with the crackle paint. Good luck!

Cherie said...

Beautiful color in that sunset. The ranger crackle needs a thick coat to crack correctly. Good luck with that!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful southwestern sunset!

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Thanks again, everyone --

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful sunset.

Nadege, said...

Gorgeous sunset...It's interesting to see the result of the textures on different subjects, nicely done.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! would make a perfect post card!

Ida said...

This is wonderful. I love the silhouette of the cactus against that gorgeous sunset.
Now following your blog.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...
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Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

It is just splendid!