Friday, January 6, 2012

Handmade & painted textures

Thought I'd share a few original 
textures created by my family.

Feel free to download any of the images, 
or recreate them yourself.


A few months ago, my son inspired 
the creation of herbal tea 'watercolors'.
First is the original, then in sepia. 



Not long after, my 6 year old daughter used acrylics 
to make a beautiful design with the palms of her hands... 


I figured it was my turn to try something 
a little different.  I used a broccoli floret for a brush.  
My favorite parts are the swirls created 
by twisting the broccoli. 



Below is a digital combination of all the textures.



I used our textures in digital collages, 
combined with beautiful sunflowers.
Here are the results...








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Check it out to see what other artists are up to!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

 


18 comments:

  1. Great textures -especially when you put them all together! How cool that everyone contributed to your art!

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  2. Painting with broccoli! That's great. You know, I might try that. I like different ways of creating an interesting background. Yours are lovely. Happy PPF

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  3. Gorgeous and innovative!

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  4. How cool is this? Love it, especially using broccoli as a brush. I know people who would think that's the only thing it should be used for.

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  5. The broccoli texture is my favorite!! :)

    Happy New Year and
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  6. Love the color and texture! Very nice.

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  7. Love the textures ~ love the exploratory and creativeness ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

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  8. Great textures and love the finished collage... laughed at the broccoli brush... best use for the darn stuff if you ask me!!! happy ppf...xx

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  9. oh wow!!!! these are amazing ....the textures are very neat!!!! wonderful work with the sunflowers too....I love sunflowers!!!!!

    I hope you will pop by my blog for Sweet Saturdays and share something sweet!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  10. They are wonderful! Great idea painting with broccoli!! :)

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  11. How fun to use a broccoli floret for painting (I've never tried that one before)! I love that you were creating with your daughter - what a wonderful collaboration!

    xo
    Kristin

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  12. What fun - Painting with food! They look great.

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  13. Wow, super gorgeous! Jeff got me the Bamboo Create tablet for Christmas so I'm anxious to try the digital stuff, yipeeeeee! Deb

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  14. Very cool backgrounds! Thanks for sharing your tea inspirations! Happy PPF!

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  15. GORGEOUS!
    I so wish I was digital art gifted.
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  16. Your digital art is amazing. Wonderful and beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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