I mentioned this before, but I create my own papers for my artwork. I use acrylic paints and a variety of home decorating rollers, brayers and found rollers, then scan them in and adjust them in Photoshop. I’ve even printed some of them on fabric and used them for wearable arts or quilt blocks. Often I print them onto mixed media paper and use them for journal covers or collaged art.
But today’s piece was entirely created in Photoshop to go with Jeremiah 20:7-13. I found the skeleton hands through Google Images, then used the magic wand and eraser tools to eliminate excess lines and clear out the background.
I then copied and pasted the skeleton file with white in the areas I didn’t want the fire file to show through. I flattened the image, then repeated the process with the heart and background, which is the inverted image of the fire file.
Lastly, I used the eyedropper tool on the lightest part of the heart and used that color for “TEST,” which is 200 point Arial. Then I switched to Lucida Handwriting and black for “you” at 50 points and “the righteous” at 40 points.
It’s not that hard, it’s just a technology version of collage!