I will be teaching a mini-class at the Iowa Retreat in September -- these are photos of the class samples I have made using the transparent-image-over-collaged-background technique I worked out last spring. I hope everyone in class has as much fun with this technique as I have had!
This first one used a studio portrait from around 1912 or so of my grandmother and a neighbor boy as very young children.
This next canvas used the exact same technique, but I created an entirely different effect by using a different style of photo, different image editing techniques, and different collage papers. Anything goes, really!
I am putting up this last one only to serve as a horrible example and a warning: don't let your background collage become too important! I spent HOURS creating this background, including fussy-cutting the floral bouquet in the lower left from a vintage magazine advertisement. Such a waste...
Myy grandmother was such a beautiful bride, but you would never know it from this mess.