Another method of transferring images onto a mixed media painting

My last mixed-media blog I wrote about how to transfer an image onto your painting: How to do an image transfer, method # 1. Here’s another method of transferring images …

  • Coat your laser images with six to ten layers of gel, letting it dry in between layers, OR alternatively, coat with ONE layer of tar gel.
  • I tried the six to ten layers method, a slow painful process with gel getting everywhere. Initially I gave up at  4 layers, but the resulting images were fragile and tore when I tried to apply them; six layers of gel was a better experience but still not great. Later Jeanne suggested doing just ONE layer of tar gel. When I objected to the extreme glossy surface of the tar gel she suggested painting over it with matte medium once I was finished. Dunh… It takes a lot longer to dry properly but is so much easier I’ll never go back to regular gel.
  • Once the gel has dried, soak the sheet for a few minutes in hot water, scrub off the paper backing, trim and play around with the placement of your images on your painting.
scribble painting with fish transfers

scribble painting with fish transfers

June 8, 2011: Added the fish image transfers on my scribble painting. Now, I’m not so sure about them – they look a bit goofy. This method might be interesting to use for jewelry making though; I have some cute ‘bee’ images I would like to use…

Our super instructor’s site: http://jeannekrabbendam.com/ On her site she has her work and offers lots of different workshops and courses.

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