Thursday, February 25, 2010


I certainly have a passion for many forms of art, and as you may have noticed, digital manipulation is my latest. If you have known me for a while you will know how much I love texture and I can play with texture to my hearts content with PSE and not even get dirty :)

I used a photograph I took last summer of a passion flower and some texture from one of my mixed media paintings for this piece, along with some super grunge brushes which you gotta have if you use PS or Elements. The set, created by Mike Martinez , is free to use with a link back to his site. You can download them here at Psdtuts+ which is a great site for tutorials and some great linkware and freebies.
Click on the Passion Flower for a close up.

My next piece is using a photograph my hubby took in Rome five years ago. I used some brick texture from Open Source Hunter, which you can find here, a set of 25 textures for free. After playing around with it I then used a clipping mask, thank you to Wendy in DJ's class for the use of it and to my friend Linda for showing me how to use it.

Thanks for dropping by, and please read my last post if you havn't already, you might be one who has never heard of IBC and we all need to be aware of it.

Hope you take some time to enjoy one of your Passion's today :)