Texture Inspiration

Sometimes if I take out my supplies, and I begin to paint, the paint seems to lead my inspiration.

Undressed photo

That's what  happens when I receive my new texture from Kim each week. The Texture inspires me to match it with just the right photo.  This week's Texture Tuesday is the Free and Easy eDition.

For this week, I took a piece of watercolor paper, scanned it, resized it, and I use it for my first layer of texture.  I like using it to create a painterly look.  Or if I just want to make it look like a painting.

You are welcome to take this home

I used my watercolor paper layer, then added Kim Klassen's Photomask pastel.  (love this photomask) and I changed the swatches to reflect the colors in the photo.

I then added a layer of Kim's Silence texture using Multiply, at 58% opacity.  I adjusted the Gradient Map using the primary color combination, and used Multiply at 28% opacity. Then I added the text.

If you stop by at Kim's Cafe, you will find lots of texture inspiration waiting for you to explore.

Love, Love, Love Katie Melua's voice.  This song is a favorite.  Nine Million Bicycles.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Peace and beauty are always found here dear Karen. I am running off to work now, but yesterday I had fun staying home, nursing a bad stomach, but creating my newest for my Etsy shop. LOVELY INSPIRATION! Anita

Kathleen Grace said...

I really love all the things you do with texture. Do you have to have photoshop for this?

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Beautiful..I just love all your photo's they are peaceful and creative.
Your blog is always a pleasure to visit.
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Vee said...

Isn't that the truth?! Half the battle with any task is the getting started. I think that I am not using the backgrounds to their best advantage. That'll be the next thing to explore.

Have a delightful day, Karen. I see you there painting away and enjoying it. Oh there's a steaming mug of tea, too!

kimB said...

Very nicely done, Karen! Love how you used a sheet of your paper as part of your project :) Thanks for sharing it with us as well!

Have a lovely day :)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Hello my sweet friend, Blogger is allowing me to leave comment and post again I have so missed my swet friends......Hugs and Love...Mary

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Your creation really took me back. Long ago I painted but that went the way side. I might just have to bust out some paints again.

What a daily inspiration you are.


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