Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Since I wasn't happy with angular poppies, I made art deco postcards to answer this challenge.
My piece this week seemed to be art nouveau. It is 12" X 12". To accomplish the poppy cutout, I put my photograph into PS Elements and used the "stamp" effect (under dropdown filter: sketch), changed the texture using "conte crayon"(in the same drop down), printed out a black and white image to use as a pattern. The visual color compliments seemed to work best for the seed head, stylized leaves and lines. I heavily quilted all the background areas to make the poppy dimensional. Organza ribbon was fused as edging.
The best part of Fast Friday is the art education in each challenge. Thank you for another great one. Comments appreciated.