Another technique I have admired and long been afraid to try is altered photo art. Dive in, I told myself. What’s the worse that can happen...it lands in the trash bin? Exactly.
Begin with a photo. (This can be done with any size photo). I like postcard art, so I began with a 4”X6” photo of my parents house where I grew up and also spent several years recently. If you sent mail to me in California, this is where it landed.
Here it is altered using Gesso, sand paper, rubber stamping, Washi tapes Distress Inks, Tombow markers, a water brush and Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.
I’ve done this technique twice now. The above postcard was my second try. My first go at this technique started with this house photo. A house in my neighborhood.
Here it is altered. This one was intended to be on the creepy, spooky side. I think I achieved that somewhat. Same supplies used as mentioned above.
It was hard for me to have an actual plan for these altered photos. Even though I tried to have one. They came together just one step of trying and experimenting at a time. Not the easiest process I’ve ever tried, but it was fun. Especially using photos that I took of real houses.