The secret of your own heart you can never know;
but you can know Him who knows its secret.
-George MacDonald

Monday, February 2, 2009

How I Made Our Christmas Postcards for 2008

I started with this photo from a church in West Virginia.

I downloaded the photo into my computer and with the help of photo editing, I changed the image into a black and white pen and ink drawing. Then I tinted the image with various colors of blues and pinks. I printed the photo onto cardstock. Finally I cut out the window panes of the printed image with scissors.

Next, I scanned into my computer, a photo I had taken of the sky. I edited it some to enhance the colors. Then I printed the photo the same size as the window. I cut a transparency sheet the same dimensions as the photo and the black and white tinted window. I put the transparency sheet behind theblack and white tinted window to see where to place a stamped image of the nativity. I stamped the image on the transparency using an embossing stamp pad. Next, I put on black embossing powder, shook off the excess, and heated with a heat gun.

Behind the transparency, I placed the sky photo and voila.

After painting and stamping texture into the black and white tinted photo, I placed it over the stamped transparency, and photo image.


Anna said...

Is this picture from our bike ride in downtown Charleston this summer?

This is really cool overlaying.

Nebulous Ideas to Lucid Dreams said...

Yes, I love that church window. Thanks for the compliment.