Sunday, March 6, 2011

Digital Layering


There's a long story here. I'm taking Mary Green's on-line Green Paper Collage class. Today she emailed us the lesson on creating our own digital collage paper. Oh my! I own PSE7 and never read the directions. Mary's were for another software package that usually comes with one's computer.

While mulling all of this over, my printer quit--I think the rollers need some coaxing to feed the paper through. Halted in my attempts to get some images printed, I turned to Mary's blog GREEN PAPER to see what she posted for the March collage challenge (separate from any classes she offers).

Wanting to really enter for my chance at a free image sheet from her, I decided to bite the bullet and try making a digital collage of sorts in order to incorporate all three required images. First thing I learned, quite by accident, was that I could separate the images with a click of a button. (You got it, still not reading directions!) Next I figured out how to layer, resize, and add effects. Wa La! A crude but nevertheless successful first attempt....

Thanks Mary for that little nudge to learn something new!  (Maybe I need to thank my printer, too? )

18 comments:

Sandi said...

This is amazing especially with a first go. I have some Florentine papers that I am reminded of by your project background.

MommaSaid said...

I think it's beautiful! And kudos to you for conquering technology so easily!

Terry said...

To me this is quite amazing! I am 100% clueless with anything other than coping and printing a digi! Just curious, where would one find what software packages come with a computer for this? I love what you did with you digital layering!

Yvonne said...

Fabulous layering!

JeanFB said...

Good for you! This looks great (some difficult images to combine, IMHO!) I'm not much for reading technical directions, either - you did a fab job just puzzling through! Maybe there's hope for a dinosaur like myself, LOL!

Mary said...

Gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

Super Fab Helene~
I got a little something for you here:
http://heatherahudson.blogspot.com/2011/03/jing-program-i-use-for-tutorials.html

Heather said...

Glad you got a kick out of it...I am still listening to your blog music. Hugs!

Michele said...

this is really just right. beautiful work Helene. xo

Micupoftea~ said...

SOme of the best art experiences occur when things do not go as planned! Awesome, Helene!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous! Isn't it fun when we learn new things? hugs, ~Diane

Shelley said...

Crude?? No way! It's lovely! You did a fantastic job.

Mary said...

Beautiful!!!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

Really good for your first attempt! It looks great -very well put together.

Cindy Adkins said...

Beautiful layering and oh gosh, I love how that bunny on your sidebar moves to the beat of the music--adorable!!!
XO

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous, I so envy anyone who is capable of digi work, I am completely lost when it comes to things like that, thanks for sharing xxx

daisy said...

There'll be no stopping you now ... digital art is very addictive ... you have been warned!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Love your Blog Helene....

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