Bonnie asked us for this week's Photo Art Friday to challenge ourselves with a new technique, effect etc. that we haven't done before and even might be slightly out of our comfort zone.
I always wanted to try merging two photos of mine and create a new one (I used to do that when I still took slides - just put two slides into one frame and got them developed this way. I think we used to call this "sandwich photo"). So this week's challenge was the right thing to finally get me motivated to actually try this - and then add some texture as well and play with blending modes I usually avoid.
My original photo was this one:
I "sandwiched" it with this one,
blending mode Overlay at 75%.
I added Bonnie's texture "Tangled Tendrils", blending mode Hue at 55%;
Bonnie's texture "Mauve Magic", blending mode Hard Light at 60%.
Some levels and hue/saturation adjustments.
As a last step I added the text.
This is what it looks like:
Not a masterpiece, but I quite like it.