Friends here on Whidbey invited me and Chris over for chili the other night. The next day I wanted to make a card to thank them for an evening of good food and lots of laughter. So I made a quickie collage on a piece of 6x4 watercolor paper.
The first photo is how my collage looked.
I then brought my collage into the computer and added some things and did some tweaking to it.
The second photo is how that version looks. I uploaded the second version to Fine Art America.
What do you think? Do you think the second one is more appealing (and yeah, I know it's weird, so let's just agree on that -- you don't have to LIKE it!). What I like about the tweaked version is how much richer it looks, how I toned down the greenish cast that the original paper had, and how I added a bit of color and a bit of smudgery.
Smudgery. Great word, no? Feel free to use it wherever and whenever appropriate. Attribution always appreciated.
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