Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Christmas Collage - Christmas Past

This is another digital collage. While I do like it, I would like to re-create this as a mixed media collage. Tomorrow the acrylics come out!

2 comments:

Dolly Traicoff said...

I saw your post on Claudine's Yahoo group. I really enjoy your work. Each piece is wonderful. Did you use PhotoShop? Is it daunting to learn? Keep creating and thanks for sharing.
Dolly

Christine Marie said...

Hi Dolly,

Thanks! Yes, I did the collages in Photoshop (PSP). Each piece is made up of various found items that I scanned, then layered and altered. Although on the nude art piece I painted an acrylic background on canvas and then scanned it to use in PSP. As far as being daunting...I have a degree in graphic design, was a commercial designer for 8 years, and I still learn new things in PSP all the time. But don't let that stop you! LOL! I mentioned on the group that Photoshop Elements is a product that does many of the same things and is a little easier on the pocketbook -- and there are SO many tutorials out there.

I will definitely keep sharing. What I am really trying to do is learn to combine Claudine's techniques for real collage with some of the digital work I am doing. I'll definitely let everyone know when I've done so.

Thanks again. You made my morning!

Chris