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Sunday
Jan292012

Your Weekend Texture & a New Film

 and the Give Away Winner Announced......

I have a new texture for you to try today.

Today's texture is called 'organic'....

I used it on the image above. I also used the latest texture from Beyond Layers, called 'plaster squared'..... I really like it too....  Beyonders, I see you are making magic with it.... Wonderful stuff. It's all so fabulous. Looking for inspiration? Check out the Beyond Layer's Flickr group.... So good.

Here's my recipe for today's rose image..... I converted the image to black and white.... then added 2 layers of plaster squared. One layer at 100% soft light and another layer at multiply 37%. I then added a levels adjustment to balance the light... I added today's texture organic, rotated 90 degrees, at soft light 100%. And finally a hue/sat adjustment to reduce the yellows just a smidge.

Texture Lovin' Listers, the download link is coming your way. Not on the list, please feel free to sign up HERE.

One more sample photo.... 

I filmed the texture making process......and put it together with some lovely music. If you'd like to take a peek....

just a note...I toned down the yellows in the texture after I uploaded the video....  so the video image is slightly more saturated than the final 'organic' texture.

Before I sign off... the winner of Ruby Love's beautiful camera joy necklace is Linda Owens. Congrats to you Linda.....  and thanks again Ruby Loves for hosting this fabulous give away.

p.s. the art of texture class registration is open....  click HERE for more info.

Reader Comments (62)

Kim what were the crayon looking items you were usin?. I really like how they went on and you were able to rub them to soften their coverage. This is seriously a medium that I could enjoy.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Oh Kim! I had novices what went into creating your textures. The video was amazing to watch. Makes me love your textures allthemore!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrancine
What a fantastic video. Thanks for sharing with us. I've got to learn your technique. Looks like fun.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce
kim, i get lost in your videos. so beautiful, the techniques, the music...it's like a spa moment. thank you!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdeb christensen
So glad you enjoy making the textures. I don't believe I would know when to quit. And you do such a fine job of it, too.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Deal
I just love watching you do this. And your ring is to die for! Beautiful work, as always.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne
Mesmerizing! I watched twice! You are so talented!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPam
That was a fantastic video. I had no idea so much work went into making these beautiful textures.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWayne Townley
Thank you! You are amazing!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranita
tickled pink for this...LOVE the music. Thank you Kim.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Oh...And congrats Linda...how exciting for you!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
wow - you do all that for us! You are FABULOUS! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJayne
Wow!!! So much creativity! I agree, when do you know when to say when??? I'd keep going and going for days and end up with a 20 pound piece of paper that has turned into mud from all of the colors and spritzing I'd put on it. Thank you so much for sharing your talent, so we can use them to play with our talent/hobby.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Wessel
Wonderful video. Beautiful paper. Thank you.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy
Thank you Kim, Gosh there is a lot of work in making those textures!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeonie-Australia
Hi KIm, I am loving the "Skinny Mini" course and "Beyond Layers", I am sure that eventually I will "get it all". I enjoyed watching your video on making the texture. barb
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarb
oh wow..so much love. thank you so much for sharing it with us. :)
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermaiylah
That was wonderful! I had no idea how much work went into making a texture..this was a real eye opener...thank you for sharing this with us Kim.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaura @ Lilac Lane Cottage
Kim, I am new here, (the last couple of weeks or so), and so I had no idea this was how it was done. I am blown away. It was magic to watch this. Your beautiful hands, the lovely music, WOW! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. Cathy
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercathy
Beautiful texture Kim. I really enjoyed your vidio.:)
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephani Gorman
Kim, this has to be one of your most lovely of textures!!! Thank you for sharing your techniques on your video! Everything about you is so uplifting and calming - not only your photography and textures, but your choice of music and most especially I love your personal style!! You just have a way about you that makes everything shine!!!!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie
Very interesting video. I foolishly thought you made them by purely digital actions. What a relief to see some good old fashioned analog work!

Thanks!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRandy Moe
Well Kim, that was pretty dang MAGNIFICENT to watch...who knew?!?! Gives me a whole new appreciation for your texture creations (and how many you share freely!) but also, helped me to understand that the more one works with textures, it's only a natural progression to start making your own....

Thank you.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSweetpea
OMG. Oh Kim! I LOVE ORGANIC!!!!!!! I put it on a picture and about died! I had toclose out because we just got home from out of town, gotta go to bed so I can go to my freaking job tomorrow.. I'll play and post. It is so Lovely. I am seeing that I love texture with newsprint in it, this is your second recently and I loved the other one.
BTW, I was in a huge antique store in Medina, Ohio today. Two typewriters, gazillion apothecary bottles, and a cast iron saw table base (1800's) that's been restored obviously, with a 1900 farmhouse solid oak table top, $795. I'm going to make an offer on it and I don't care if they won't budge on the price, I'm buying it!
I'm so inspired! I couldn't my own listerine bottle but I bought a cottage cheese bottle, never seen one before . I'll 'shoot' it, texture it and put on Texture Tuesday.....................................
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie
I was mesmerized by your technique and the final result is so rich in color and texture!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen Conard
How much fun it is watching our wonderful free texture for the week growing before my very eyes. Thanks so much Kim for sharing this amazing process!!!
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjeanne
Thank you for being so generous. I love your free textures. I watched the movie clip and appreciate the amount of work you have put into it.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiana
Gorgeous gorgeous texture, Kim!

Thank you so much. :)

xo
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway. Such a beautiful video and I loved seeing how you create your amazing textures. This new texture is gorgeous.

Thank you for the inspiration.
Karen
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkaren
How wonderful to see the work behind the creation. Thank you.
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb
The second picture is fantastic, colors of the books are so beautiful..
Thank you
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHenrietta
Thank you Kim for this beautiful texture AND the movie!!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Tineke from The Netherlands
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTineke
That was so great to watch - makes me feel as if maybe I could have a go! Even your work surface looked good. Thanks for sharing so much with us Kim...
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaulineB
Wow, amazing video. Thank you so much for sharing your process, fascinating. :)
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecs
Fantastic texture Kim Love printed text it's the best
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterViv Halliwell
a work of art Kim - thank you for sharing your talent with us.
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLife Images by Jill
Thank you so, so much for the lovely video. I've only started making my own backgrounds (in real time, not digitally) and you are my greatest inspiration. Thanks for showing us how it's done!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusannah Wollman
What a beautiful start to my day!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichele M.
Fabulous texture Kim!!! I too am wondering what the crayons were that you used in the vides - I've been having a wonderful time making my own textures since taking your "Art of Texture" course & I think those crayons would make a wonderful addition to my supply stash! Thanks in advance...
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda
I will forever be in awe of your talent and grateful for your generosity in sharing. BTW - I'm loving Beyond Layers!!!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteroldmilldoodles
I was just mesmerized. Truly. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your very organic process. Gives me such an appreciation for all of your varied textures!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterQuirkyKim
I love the photo with the books in the foreground! Great tones!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Legg Photo
sensational.
simply sensational.
i could sit and watch you create all day ...
you are a gift.
simply.
LOVE YOU!
xxo
pg
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl
I thoroughly enjoyed this video! The creation process is fascinating! The music is a soothing background to it too:) Thank you so much for all you share:)
xoxo!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGailO
wow, it's a lot of work, you do for one texture. I'll thank you for sharing your work with us.
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjoelsuma
Very Cool, Look like a lot of fun!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
how stunning !!

love to see the effort & love [!]
you put into your textures.

i think the texture itself is a work
of art; seeing it live like this ..

amazing you for sharing so
beautifully !

love,
hannah
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhannah
I love so much your work! Thank you!!!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterania
You are an amazing artist and I want to thank you for the lovely texture!! I just can`t even imagine doing something like this!!
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
I saw this post on my iPhone and couldn't get the video to play on the road. I could hardly wait to get home and watch it. I love to watch your creative process. Such beautiful textures...
thank you again...
January 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanie

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