Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Trees and a plastic bag




This is the first time I've dyed a plastic bag! Didn't mean to but the fabric which was being dyed was inside it, and it was too good to throw away. Instead I used it as a texture to go with this tree -


- which became this image using this "recipe":
one of my brown textures - overlay 97
plastic bag texture colour 100
copy of tree normal 72




I opened a new page and copied and pasted selections of the image, duplicated the background and moved it, changed a few colours and added a frame, ending up with an abstract image.


15 comments:

  1. Stage by stage towards a beauty.
    Like your Header too.

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  2. Oh the wonders of serendipity, that bag is gorgeous, what was the fabric like? It is no wonder you used it in your designs. I never thought of taking photos of things like that to use, although I have always kept the results and maybe used them in some art work somewhere.

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  3. Great pictures, love all the colours. Jackie

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  4. Looks good Julia. Next step, make the quilt ;)

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  5. i like the new look is really fresh!
    and i like your header too!!
    Julia, you made my day thank you!
    and happy week

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  6. Very nice, love the explanation of how you did it. Kev

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  7. Brilliant - and great that you take us through your process.

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  8. You are amazing Julia!! I really love your abstract image, it's just like a painting!
    Love your header too!
    Enjoy the week, Trudis

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  9. That tree shot after you applied your self-made texture is fantastic ! And yes, the abstract would make a great-looking quilt !

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  10. very creative and i like that you included the process on how to do it.

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  11. Whatever's going on in that bag looks fabulous! Love your recepie, one day I'll get my head round it. I also love your new banner & the strips either side of the page. Thanks for your comments! I had a lovely break.

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  12. Wow the dyed plastic bag looks so good.

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  13. I like the rich, deep colors in your art work.

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  14. Clever stuff....and very inspiring!

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