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    Nudge: Gray

    "We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
    — E.E. Cummings

    The nudge from Diana Trout + Hanna was magical! Paint a page gray. Simple enough? Hanna's page kept going through my mind. The brush strokes in the paint, the play time! I needed some super serious Golden heavy body acrylics to get the dreamy texture I wanted. The first two photos are the same page; the first was taken in daylight so the color is more accurate.

    Go explore the Nudges | Creative Revolutionaries!

    I couldn't stop.

    What is it about gray, anyhow?

    More black!

    More white!

    Why stop there?

    Dioxazine Purple!

    Payne's Gray!

    Silver fluid acrylics!

    What happens if you stamp the gooey heavy body acrylics with a square swirlie stamp?

    Texture, baby!

    And speaking of texture, the digital version, that is.... I just took Kim Klassen's {free} Textures in Ten video e-course parts 1 + 2 to learn how to apply textures to photos. Kim covers PS Elements and PS CS. Even those who are adept at applying textures will love Kim's smooth style and might catch on to something new. i.e. I didn't realize the impact of black vs white foreground/background color use in a layer mask! Kim sells brilliant photo textures as well as freebies at her site Kim Klassen Cafe and shares cuddly soft photos of her puppy!

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    Reader Comments (4)

    Yay! I'm inspired right back! :-)

    01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

    I've never really considered using gray. I'll have try that.

    01.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie Brunelle

    Wow, I never knew gray could be so rich! Love this!!

    Yay for #CED2011 connecting me to so many incredible artists....

    Oh my, this is very good stuff. Did you post to flickr? So many great ideas here.

    01.25.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Trout

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