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Transforming Pieces of Art
"March to Your Own Beat" Muse Instructions

(This project is continued from the March 20, 2009, Artellagram...)

Here is an outline of other techniques that I used to create "March to Your Own Beat" Muse:

- The image of the Muse is an old photograph transferred onto a sheet of aluminum using Lazertran film. After completing the transfer, I used acrylic paint with a botanical foam stamp to embellish the piece. I scanned it, and used the scan in this final piece. (And then the original is still free to be incorporated into some other artwork!).

- I created the drawing with Prismacolor markers and scanned it.

- I took those two elements - the scanned drawing and the scanned transfer on aluminum - and created an arrangement in Photoshop that I liked. I added the flower embellishment, which is a digital element from Artella's Artsy Doo-Dads Digital Ephemera Pack.

- I placed the collage on a digital "double mat", by adding two borders in contrasting colors. I tried lots of different colors until I settled on the two that I liked.

- The final step was to add the text, using the same colors in the borders. I used the Layer -> Stroke setting to add the outline to the text.

This project is one of the art projects from Artella's AlphaBetter Muse Workshop: 26 Inspiring Art Journaling Muses for All-Around BETTER Living!

For more inspiring art projects, take a look at Artella's Mixed Media ME-flections: 30 Self-Portrait Projects to Change Your Life!

For more ideas for art projects from Marney, check out these eBooks:

Booklarks: 200 Themes and Dreams for Art Journals


Paper Doll ABCs: Paper Doll Ideas, Inventions, and Techniques for Artists

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