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Friday, May 2, 2014

Reflective collage of pixel magic

Bonnie suggested collage as the theme for PhotoArt Friday.  I’d taken several photos of wonderful abstract patterns caused by light on the water so thought they would be a good starting point

water-start

The I played with using one as a texture on another and after some experimenting with blending modes I put them together as a collage and added an outline to each image – i like the movement in this collage

water-collage-2

Then I decided to try the pairs of images again but this time only overlapping part of the image – and blended all into a rust background (because |I like orange with blue-grey) after much swapping around of image pairs and blending modes I came up with this

water-collage-7b

I like how the lines seem to join together as one image

and then I remembered some digital stamps I have in my collection which create a square collage look (I can’t find who created them, sorry) and tried these as a texture level. The bottom left is the stamp by itself.  I love how it looks as if there is a tiled layer underneath the water

water-collage-9b

I had a lot of creative fun trying these different ideas all prompted by the idea of collage.  Looking forward to seeing what others have created.

19 comments:

Gail said...

These all look great. I particularly like that first collage and you're right it does look like the water is on top of the tiles in that last one. You always come up with great ideas prompts.

Sian said...

I think the second one up from the bottom would make a wonderful postage stamp design

Karen said...

The second one is my favorite! I just love it.

June Caedmon said...

These are lovely, Helena! I'm always drawn to the artistry of water and your images are fantastic! I think I like your first collage the best, but the second one is great, too! and the 3rd! Nicely done!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great work - so creative.

Andrea Priebe said...

These are all wonderful and creative. I love the many things you can do with water. What a great idea ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Joyce said...

very well done, very different/unusual and eye catching, thanks for sharing

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow! I love that first collage . . . such wonderful variety and rhythm.
Rinda

Bonnie said...

Wow, Helena - fabulous choice of subject matter and then the way you arranged the collages is amazing. I love the one where you arranged them on the diagonal. Adding the outline looks a bit like a drop shadow giving it all a bit of a 3D feel.

Katarina said...

Very creative! The second one is my favourite.

Currie Silver said...

just a brilliant and BEautimous collection, Helena!! I love how you took the simple to splendid!!

Ida said...

Oh you can tell you had fun with this piece. So many great versions. My favorite though was the 2nd one, it really did show the movement of the water and I like how you outlined each piece. The tones were soothing and serene.

peabea said...

Love the way the second one is displayed. Great creative ideas. :)

peabea said...

Love the way the second one is displayed. Great creative ideas. :)

peabea said...

Guess double the comment is okay. Not sure what happened, but my computer locked up and then there were two...:)

Prairie Jill said...

Wow! These are wonderful, Helena! I think my favourite is the third one, although I like the second one a lot, too. And the last one...

alexa said...

I just love that second one! You have been very clever and creative with all of these.

Kim Stevens said...

Love seeing how everyone created their collages, so clever on the reflections...which happens to be a favorite of mine!

Miriam said...

these are so lovely and so creative Helena. My favourite is the second one. The textures on the three images down the right hand side are just gorgeous.