For this prompt I got into some of my collections and created different still life's with mostly the same background initially. Then I used different textures to give each one it's own look.
The first still life is of a sculpture that was done by Marvin Martin a professor and head of sculpture in the Art Department at the university where I grew up. He was a family friend and his daughter was my friend until she passed away last year. The sculpture was done in the 1950's.
For all of the still life's, I tweaked with my usual routine in PSE of levels, brightness/contrast, hue/saturation. On this one I added pdpa Presence @ 74% and used the mask/brush at 100% on the sculpture and 40% on the candle.
This is an old Tea Tin and a old powder compact. I did my usual PSE tweak then used the selection brush on the background and darkened it using brightness/contrast. Added pdpa Morning Glory texture at 22% and then mask/brush. I brushed out the tin, the compact, the flower and the doily.
This is a set of old invalid cups, used in Victorian days to feed soup and/or medicine to sick patients or family members. Tweaked as above with PSE. Used pdpa rain drops @ 80 and mask brush to brush out most of the water except on the cups. Pdpa Peachy Texture @90% in the background, mask/brush on the flower and invalid cups in the back then used the clone stamp to even out the juncture and bring the Peachy Texture down the side.
This is a pattern glass oil lamp from the early 1900's. After tweaking, I used the clone stamp to make duplicates. Pdpa Aurora Overlay at 71%. Mask/brushed the first lamp at 93%, the second lamp at 42% and the third at 15%.
This is the original of my Dumbo Cookie jar, circa 1990's. :) Dumbo was my security blanket (toy) when I was little and he has stuck with me until this day.
The usual tweak then pdpa Morning Glory. PSE Filter Poster edges. Mask/brush ... brushed out dumbo and a line of light. Finished off with Be Funky Viewfinder.
I love the mask/brush technique, but I need to explore other options so I took Dumbo back to PSE and ...
liquefied him. Poor Dumbo ...
All the king's horses and all the king's men ... oops, wrong poem. Well, have a wonderful week anyway :)