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Peace Plant Fading by Rene Hales

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For this image I used a piece of Strathmore Imperial 140 lb Hot Press paper. This is a fairly textured paper and I got a lot of lift-off in the darker areas of the image. I used Sheer Heaven and alcohol for the transfer process. I used Conte Pastel pencils to add yellow, orange and green to flowers and stems. I then blended the scanned transfer with the original image using a mask to get rid of some of the lift-off effect. I used MULTIPLY mode at 75% to bring back in a blend of the original and the transfer. Here is a link to the original image
FEATURED: Visual Texture (May 16, 2011), The Group (May 2011) & Shameless Self-Promotion (June 2011)


peace plant, floral, scanner art, handcolored, transfered

My work has appeared in shows in Kentucky and has been purchased by Georgetown College, ORCCA Inc & The Saint Joseph Women’s Center.


I also have galleries on a PBASE site at

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  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 3 years ago

    awesome job on this beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your process too. I adore this!!

  • Thank you for your most generous comment. I appreciate it.

    – Rene Hales

  • M1chaelFrank
    M1chaelFrankalmost 3 years ago

    wow, that’s beautiful.

  • Thank you for your most kind comment.

    – Rene Hales

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful arrangement and work.

  • Bunny, thanks! I really appreciate your comment.

    – Rene Hales

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image and processing

  • Karen, thanks so much for the banner and for accepting Peace Plant. I also appreciate your efforts and time as a host.

    – Rene Hales

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoalmost 3 years ago

    lovely work Rene

  • Anthony, many thanks.

    – Rene Hales

  • Su Walker
    Su Walkeralmost 3 years ago

    beautiful finish

  • Barbara Ingersoll
    Barbara Ingersollalmost 3 years ago


    Your image has been featured in the Visual Texture Group

  • Barbara, thank you so much! I am honored to be featured.

    Thank you for all the work you do as a host of Visual Texture.

    – Rene Hales

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your beautiful featured in VISUAL TEXTURE GROUP! ,warmest wishes , Lynne

  • Lynne, Thank you so much.

    – Rene Hales

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08almost 3 years ago

  • Thanks for the banner and for all the work you do as host of TBoRB.

    – Rene Hales

  • Barbara Wyeth
    Barbara Wyethalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Barbara, thank you so much for your generous comment.

    – Rene Hales

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