Next I used the fuzzy select tool, holding down the shift key for multiple selections, and selected certain shapes from the multicolored mosaics to use as stamps in other images. What results is rather informal tiled patterns, based on flowers, triangles, lines, whatever you have chosen from the base image.
You can vary the size and transparency of each stamp. I enjoyed fitting them in around each other, making blocks of repeat colors and shapes.
Here I started experimenting with larger, faded shapes in amongst the smaller, well-defined shapes, and I added on top of some of the orange mosaic tiles tiny versions of the blue flowers.
Here are daisies on a gradient background, with further gradients surrounding the flowers.
This is a new mosaic base. I did something that let the background colors show through around the mosaic bits, rather than having them be surrounded by black. Due to the color variations, and depending upon the selection threshold I chose, entire selections are chosen using fuzzy select.
More grunge, a sort of tropical liana effect.
This is a new, darker, fuzzy colored background with white "grout" in between, to use in future mosaic experiments.
And here are some results from varying tile type, size, spacing, colors, etc. Below are fuzzy colored octagons and squares, actually fuzziness is achieved by selecting "pitted surfaces"
While I was in the mode for distortion Valentine's day came along. Here is a mosaic-filled, semi-transparent, rather warped heart.
Here is a screen-shot of an earlier experiment, with color to alpha applied.
Here I took the above image, applied color to alpha, put it in the middle of a long gradient and put smaller, re-scaled versions on either side. I used the original stamp to decorate the gradient strips that showed through.
And thereby ends my tail for this session. I still haven't figured out how I made those bowl shapes. Still thinking about it.....