Evolution of an Art Page Inspiration

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
WOW - There are times, a lot lately, I see how utterly creative my Creative Team is!
Look at Judy's awesome art page she created!  I was totally taken away with Judy's Art Page she did this week and asked her if she would share some of her process with us.  She graciously agreed and I am thrilled to share it with you here.

Scrapbooking and Art Journaling doesn't always have to have a purpose or be about a memory... it's a wonderful creative outlet too for those who don't like to get their hands dirty and for those who just don't have the money to spend on the tons of products it would take to create art in real life.  
Using digital art is so easy and inexpensive compared real life art.   So if you have been wanting to dip your toes in the waters of creating beautiful art pages too, why not give it a go?!  What's the worst that can happen?  You delete it... or create a unique one of kind art piece that you are seriously considering printing to hang on your wall!  :D
Thank you again Judy for sharing your process!

I started with a paper background layer from FYA Discover Papers

I brought in my Image to the above layer and copied it for 2 so I could get it as dark as I wanted. First image layer @ 100% opacity and layer blend mode set to Multiply, the second image layer was set @65% opacity and again Multiply blend mode.

Next is an overlay from Artbox 15 #1, which isolated the upper portion of the image. 
This was used with a layer mask below it to open up some areas at the bottom to include a bit of the hair and dress. Blend mode was normal and a paper layer was clipped to it for the desired color.

Another overlay was then used, FYA Discover Masks and Mattes Overlay #1, normal blend mode and opacity reduced to 52%.
Layer 9 is my own personal icon/logo set in the border.

The next layer is where the magic really happens. The textures on the butterfly created such marvelous patterns when the blend mode was set on multiply. To add even more interest and emphasis I added a drop show and an inner shadow.

The word discover was done with the font CK Fill and  The areas to be filled were selected and then filled with a portion of the image found on the upper edges. A slight drop shadow was added.

Final butterfly was added in left bottom for balance, multiply blend mode and opacity @ 79%.

I think a lot of what makes this page striking is the level of detail and interesting colors and patterns found in the original image from Far Far Hill Blog.  Can only say how lucky I was to have stumbled upon it.  Love the Art Deco style so was drawn to all the women in the set.

Here is a screen shot of all the layers within my PSD file.

Image - Far Far Hill freebie
Papers - FYA Discover by Cilenia Curtis
Butterflies - Art Wings 1 by Cilenia Curtis
Overlays - ArtBox 15 Artsy Overlays 2 by Cilenia Curtis and FYA Discover Masks and Mattes by Cilenia Curtis
Fonts - CK Fill, Seaside Resort and Courier New


  1. val said...:

    wonderful Art work. so much creativity in using AND designing work
    Thanks for sharing Judy and Cilenia

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