This is a variation of an earlier painting to which I added the water and the following procedures. I used a soft artist touch and a 'warm' camera lense filter in Ulead's PhotoImpact. I then loaded the image back in PSP, added a top layer and flood filled with a moss texture, lowered the opacity setting so the moss texture was barely visible. Then the mat was added, flood filling with the same moss texture and using Image|Effect|Cutout twice (positive and negative number) to get the shadow effect. Then added the frame, flood filling with a solid color and using the same Cutout effect again. The moss texture is very versatile and useful for mats or as a texture for a painting or photo and is available for download here. The file is in a zip format and will require WinZip or similar to unzip.
These are original works by Deanna Hancock.
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