Karla Krafts

This is where I log craft projects, ideas, products, materials and sources including links. I'll also document sources of inspiration. I love crafts, including knitting, quilting, scrapbooking, stained glass crafting and others. My specialties were knitted baby caps and glycerin soaps I call "Gemsoaps." Now, I'm into embroidery and beading.

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Location: Millers Creek, North Carolina, United States

I am a retired science teacher who loves creative endeavors. I love to learn. I love to laugh and make people laugh. I am married to a wonderful man and have one beautiful, brilliant daughter. My first grandson was born 2/17/2010!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Playing with "Paint"

 
Here's another nifty item I ordered:
 


It's a CD of Victorian Religious Images, and it is lovely. It's from Lunagirl and can be found, along with other image collections, on etsy.

I love Brandi Hussey's use of photoshop to pull a palette from a photograph. She has a tutorial on her blog, but my Photoshop software came preloaded on my old Gateway desktop, and when the hard drive died, so did the Photoshop.

I'd used the eyedropper tool in "PAINT" before, so I set out to see if I could use it to "pull a palette." Before I selected "Open with Paint" from the right hand menu, I made a copy of the image for editing. I enhanced the colors, also, by using the photo editing software on my laptop to increase the saturation of the colors:



Then I used the rectangle, eyedropper, and fill bucket tools to "pull a palette:"
It's not nearly as professional looking as Brandi's, but I was just playing, anyway.

Some of the cross images from my Lunagirl disc show ribbons that, to me, are in need of words:
 
I used the text tool (A) from Paint to add "Holy Bible" to this one:

 
I am pretty pleased with my "PAINT" play, today!

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