Well, I actually did make a stencil out of the tire track photo from my post from a day or so ago….and as usual it looks very dorky. I must have a dork thumb, similar to a green thumb for successful gardeners- I am very successful at making all things dorky.
This is the stencil, after several paint layers:
But I braved on, and layered the stencil 3 times on the gelli plate. Very dorky indeed(I didn’t take a photo at this stage)…..so I used Carolyn Dube’s hot mess solution and layered another stencil(a twig) on top and covered most of it in black… not bad. I like how the colours pop against the black. You can see some remnants of the stencil outlines in the background….
I went 1 step further and layered the twig again and covered it with transparent mixing white:
I love how it looks 3-D with the black shadows from the imperfect registration ….I will have to play with this technique some more. I don’t really like how the colours got muted down with the white layer…will have to figure out how to solve this….maybe I need 2 stencils…
I am playing with Prairie Jill(http://prairiejill.blogspot.ca/)and Miriam(http://miriamrogers.co.uk/). We are our working way through Steve Sonheim’s photography book(Creative-Photography-Lab-Self-Expression-Mixed-Media), lab by lab.
This week’s lab is supposed to be a mixed media lab with textures….but I have only gotten as far as the textures part. I am taking advantage of all the “wonderful” snow we have, and took a series of different snow textures:
they are as follows(clockwise from upper left):
1 boot track 2 troughs dug by Stewie 3 salted and sanded snow pile in parking lot
4 tire tracks(I like this one so much I want to make a stencil or thermofax screen from it) 5 mini snow drifts 6 bunny tracks
7 an ice sculpture 8 alien tracks 9 snow dunes that remind me of sand dunes 10 glistening snow- this was enhanced by HDR processing.
Lesson learned so far…it is really hard to take pictures of snow…..and auto-enhance in PSE doesn’t work well at all.
All there is, is snow and more snow. And more snow!! Best to take advantage of it….
Interesting tracks in this zoom in:
This is the zoom-out:
I believe it must have been made by a rabbit…and going up the hill its legs must have dragged through the snow…..Either that or it is an alien!!
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