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Message In A Bottle

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I saw a cool video in which a guy used Photoshop to put a scene inside of a bottle that was floating in water. I know how to use Photoshop, though not as skillfully as that guy. I decided that I would try it with my Ipad apps.

I searched for an appropriate photo of a bottle in water. Here is one that I found in a random search.

IMG_1824Then I searched for a scene that would go inside. I thought a lighthouse would be apropos. Sorry, I don’t remember the site where I found it. Then I merged the two using my Procreate app, layering one on top of the other, erasing the parts I didn’t want, and painting in details. Not quite as slick as his, but I thought it turned out pretty well.

IMG_1826No picture of mine escapes having filters and textures added. I tried several iterations using my DistressedFX app. These are a couple of the 10 or so that I saved.

IMG_1829This kind of reminds me of a storybook illustration. Hmmm…if I fancied myself a writer I might try to come up with a story. A tiny world captured in a bottle…

 

 

A Little Helper

Lately I have been experimenting more in digital collage. I recently was inspired by the work of Sloan Bibb, who is a mixed media collage artist who lives about an hour from me. He constructs huge works that include vintage photos, rusty metal bits, and all kinds of random objects. He mixes humor and the unexpected into his art. I thought I might try some of the same ideas in my digital art.

This is the first of the bunch. I’m calling it “A Little Helper.”

Each element is a separate photo which I have applied filters and effects to. The background is a shot that I took while driving to visit my kids near where they live. I opened it in the DistressedFX app and added textures and effects.

Next, I had found this cute little girl in a 1961 Life Magazine. I just love her little white gloves! I mounted her to a piece of mat board and cut her out carefully. Then I painted an egg for her to hold. Looking for a backdrop to photograph her on, I found this old cigar box lid. After photographing her, I added the effects.

Then I took one of my nests that I saved last spring and placed it on top of a vintage white glove and put them on top of a rusted old oil heater. Effects where applied to those too.

Then I combined them in the Procreate App on my Ipad and erased any parts I didn’t want to show up. I found a vintage illustration of a bird and layered it on top and erased the background. In Procreate, you can adjust the color balance so I tried to make the tone of each element coherent. I also opened it in an app called ScratchCam and added an effect to the whole composition to unify it. I may add some text to the mix when I figure out what I want it to say. The fun thing is that I can save the original and experiment with the copies to my heart’s desire.

  
More to come…

 

From The Kitchen

 Nothing is safe from my camera these days.

 These pears are in front of a painting that I did for my art class when I was 17.

  The catch of the day.

 My tasty pineapple before I cut it up.

 

 The sun shining in on my hubby’s breakfast fruit.

Country Roads

 As I drive down the road from my house…

  I start to see the old familiar sights…

  With new eyes. 

Going Photo App Crazy!

I’ve loved taking IPhoto’s for a long time, but recently I found an app that I adore! The DistressedFX app for IPhone is so fun! I am addicted. When I drive to town or walk around my house or yard I am constantly looking for interesting shots that will work well on the app. I can almost envision what they will look like.

Here are some of the shots I have been taking lately.
 

      

For more photos, follow me on Instagram at @stillwatersstudio.