Monday, July 28, 2008

A Painting trick with Photo Shop Elements

The last couple of days this was my project: painting my Giffin glamchildren. I used PSE 6 by turning the photos into "cutouts" in the edit system. I then printed them and using transfer paper, outlined the shapes onto 8 by 10 canvas boards.
I was going to paint them in "natural colors" but my daughter wanted them in a monochromatic theme. I found it easier to paint after I printed the photos again in gray tones so that the values were easier to see.

My biggest tip is to keep thinking "I am painting "shapes" not lips, eyes, etc. You can get very lost is you think too much. I think they turned out fun. Brooke plans on hanging then together in a horizontal line in her hall........

6 comments:

Alyson P. said...

They turned out great! I can't believe you finished all of them. I thought you only had one done two days ago!

Mary said...

Sigh.

Do you ever sleep, woman?

brookegfunk said...

I LOVE THEM!!!!! They turned out exactly how I pictured cool retro and fun!!! Thanks Mom for creating an awesome series to hang on my naked wall!

Kelli and Craig said...

They look so great!!

Kristeen said...

I like the 1st one and the 4th really a lot - you got me thinking... I have 4 grandkids right now... and getting a new house built - I am having a grandkids room one for girls and one for the boys - and thought that I'd hang a photo od each of the grandkids such as you have done in each of the rooms - what do you think?

The Haggarton's said...

Kelly, those paintings are wonderful! I may call you for some in depth directions. Thank you for your sweet comment on my post, I don't check or update it often enough, I'm still learning. I want you to know what a great time Jenna and I had at the hospital with you and your amazing daughters during Daisy's birth. I am thrilled that Craig has such a great 'other' family. We love Kelli so much, thank you for raising such an incredible young woman.
Shelly Haggarton