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.
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…
- My first mixed media class – selecting images suitable for transfer
- I am frantically wondering, “where’s the undo button?“
- Mistakes and more mistakes (using my scribbles as an example)
- How to do an image transfer, method # 1 (using my Indian holyman as an example)
Our super instructor’s site: http://jeannekrabbendam.com/ On her site she has her work and offers lots of different workshops and courses.
Thanks! I had the same experience with the many gel layers. I ‘ll try this way!
every technique I learned in this class seems to take a long time to get the hang of…