Friday, May 25, 2018

Altered Photos

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 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.


Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Looks great Annie! 2 great looking houses!

Ramona said...

What a great looking house. It reminds me more of my relatives homes in Iowa and never saw many homes like that in Southern Calif. What a great porch. You must have fond memories.

Ruth said...

WOW! These look great. I admire your willingness to try something new,As well as your artistic talent.

Tera Callihan said...

These are fabulous!!! I absolutely love tge house uou grew up in! This is so cool to see where the mail landed! You rock all techniques ive seen you try! I've never tried an altered photo postcard.. maybe I'll add that to my list of stuff to try... I'm getting ready to try electroforming ... I set everything up lastnight ♡

Createology said...

Annie you have achieved a really great process of altering photos. Your altered photos now have a story all their own. Fun and Fabulous once again dear. <3

sheila 77 said...

That was interesting seeing your former home. Funny family visiting from another age. Maybe they are just passing by?
The children in the second look like ghosts, possibly malevolent. I'm wondering how you did the tree on the left?
You've certainly succeeded in making a spooky and quite frightening picture out of the rather strange house.

Carla said...

Cool process and you definitely achieved the creepy look on the 2nd one but cool all the same.
thanks for sharing. Great job.

tink's mom said...

These are so interesting. Love the end effect.

Renee said...

I love these altered photos, the first one looks like one my mother lived in as a young girl. They are fascinating after you were done with them!