Thursday, October 20, 2011

31 Days of Halloween - Day 20



Okay, I promised yesterday I wouldn't go on and on but...The first thing I did in making these scenes was scour the web. My best results came from "witch house" which turned up some fantastic stuff. I like to see how closely I can mimic a photo or piece of art given a finite number of stamps. The goal is to transcend what I'm looking at and make something completely different which happened here but not always. I set the ground rule that no actual rubber would be treated like digitals, i.e., scaled, flipped, or distorted. However, I did discover the warp tool during this process and warped the hell out of most everything else. That said, I'm not going to say it again.

Witch by Penny Black, demon by 100 Proof Press, fence by Old Island Stamps, rocks by Beeswax, path by Alex Stamping, background trees by 100 Proof Press, Beeswax and Stampscapes. I drew the little house sort of like one in a tole painting book. Foreground trees are two separate sets of PS brushes, Trees by Horhew and Memory_of_Trees_v1_0_5_by_dejahofmars. I found both sets of brushes by seaching for PS brushes spooky trees.

One of my favorite PS tips is that a black and white layer, say line art, can lose the white parts by making the blending mode into multiply. Then you can color on the layer beneath that and still retain sharp black lines.

The posts from day 19 hit so many high points that it was more like a mountain ridge than a mountain peak! Wonderful projects, one and all!!

10 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

AMAZING! I didn't understand a word you said, but I love it! LOL xxD

ike said...

Sooooo cool - me too... didn't understand a word of that... I made a 'brush' once in PSE and I never did know where it went or how to find it !!! hahahaaha

Susan said...

this is wonderful, and I love that it is mostly stamped...once you started on PS...you lost me.
LOL
Susan

Sugar said...

that is too cool! and you lost me too but youre fabulous!

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

This is so cool!!! I love how you are able to do this digitally! Wow!!! I will need to work on this before next Halloween!!!

Jane said...

This is awesome great work
Luv Jane xxx

Steph said...

Awesome! I love the caption, lol. Looks like they are having a blast dancing down the lane.

Scrap Vamp said...

Fabulous! I love this creation! The images are fun and frightening!

Kristina said...

Sharon,
Wow it's so colorful! Wish I could make stuff like that! You have done a wonderful job here! Just love it and your images too!!
Peace
KristyLee

bonniebluedenim said...

Happy Dance!!!