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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Abstract in Acetate

The cardmaking group I belong to has recently instigated a digital challenge. Each month there's a digital image freebie from somewhere which we're directed to, and then we can see just how different the results can be. This month gave some interesting results, and this was my attempt.



First, I coloured the image in Photoshop Elements using several opacity gradients in the various colours. I only coloured some sections of the image in each of three layers, and then I printed the base and coloured layers onto acetate. I layered the various images onto silver holographic card, separating the layers with a frame of card, then added a frame on the top, some peel offs and ribbon.

My original idea had been to have a completely uncoloured layer, but decided not to use it, so instead, I coloured that version with Sakura Glaze pens and a second card was the result!



As you can see, the colours are a lot stronger this time, and again I mounted it on silver holographic card.

The original image came from Dover Books. Each week, if you sign up for it, they'll send you some free samples from their various publications, and this is one of those. If you're interested, go to http://www.doverpublications.com/sampler1/ and sign up!

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