Monday 22 February 2016

2016 # 4 Penny {by Sarah Allan}

2016 Topic 4: Image Transfers

Hi everyone Sarah Allan from The Handmade Card Blog joining you this evening with a post about image transfers. I chose this technique after I was inspired by learning how to do this by Darcy Wilkinson, Darcy came up to Scotland to teach a workshop for my local craft shop, Stampers Grove in Edinburgh it was fun and I learned so much. 

This technique appeals to me because it is so versatile, plus you can transfer an image onto so many different surfaces! My project today is a spiral bound book that uses Paperartsy 5” x 7” Grey board and an image transfer with a twist, I wanted to try and transfer an image from a stamped image rather than one front printed matter. 

I have been crafting since 2009, it all started with making a few cards, and it has been a wonderful journey and I enjoy playing and creating so much. I love to try new techniques and incorporate them into my craft projects. So when I learned the transfer technique from Darcy I could not wait to try it out!

Step One: I used Paperartsy Grey Board for the cover of my book, I chose a few colours of FrescoFinish Chalk Paints, Bora Bora, Honey Dew and Sage, and a hint of Limelight, using a piece of cut and dry foam and a brayer I blended and created a base to stamp and stencil over. I used the star and script stamp from ID07 to complete the background on my book cover.

Step Two: I used Tyvek as my base material for my image transfer, applied Chalk, Blush and Honey Dew to create a subtle background and base for my image transfer.

Step Three: For the image transfer I took a piece of acetate designed for ink jet printing, one side is smooth, the other has a tooth to it, on tooth side, I stamped in Blue Hawaii Stazon an image from the ID07 then set it aside to dry. I applied a layer of Satin Glaze to the painted Tyvek surface, placed the acetate and stamped image face down and gently rubbed so that all the image was in full contact with the tyvek. I left this for 5-10 mins then gently removed.


Step Four: With the image now transferred to the Tyvek, I gave it a quick blast with the heat tool to dry it ... you can see there is only a small amount of ink and Satin Glaze left on the acetate (right). Once dry the image was sewn directly onto a piece of painted cardstock that had been ripped around the edges painted and mounted onto another painted layer of Grey Board

Step Five: I wanted to add some embelishments to my project so I painted a scrap piece of white cardstock with more Fresco Finish AcrylicPaints (Sage, Granny Smith and Honey Dew) were painted on and die cut ... I also added a touch of Metallic Glaze to the leaves to add a bit of shine, then from the same stamp set stamped the leaves with the text stamp using Watering Can Grey Archival Ink and heat set.

Step Six: The final step in the project was to assemble all the elements, my favourite part, with the addition of some vintage lace, I added the ticket stamp from the stamp set, painted some flowers in Bora Bora and a touch of White Fire Treasure Gold completes the project.

I had so much fun creating this book for the blog, I really enjoy doing the image transfer technique, I am looking forward to experimenting and trying different materials to transfer in the future, perhaps onto a wooden surface and I also wondered what it would look like transferring some patterned paper using this technique. 

The addition of some crackle glaze would have looked great on this book cover too, perhaps I can try this on my next craft project, really the possibilities are endless, I encourage you to try doing an image transfer, they are so much fun, easy and just add that little bit extra to your project.

Thank you for joining me tonight. I also have a couple of upcoming workshops in Edinburgh if you fancy joining us the dates are: 28th February and 5th March held at Stampers Grove, 92 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AP.


Satin Glaze makes the perfect medium for image transfers Sarah as you have demonstrated, not always an easy technique to carry out. The image from ID07 looks so pretty surrounded by all the shabby/vintage embellishments. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. ~Gillian

We would love to see how you interpret this Image Transfer topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #4: Image Transfers, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas, particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Image Transfers link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, March 6th The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

what a gorgeous project!

craftytrog said...

Great tutorial Sarah, your project is beautiful!
Alison x

SewPaperPaint said...

This is fabulous, so beautiful!

Darcy Marshall said...

Thanks for joining us Sarah, this turned out just lovely. Tyvek is a fab surface, takes paint really well and is ideal for stitching. I love the images that you chose, perfect for this project.

Miriam said...

This is gorgeous Sarah

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous, thanks for the great tutorial too x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a brilliant technique and project, Sarah, would love to see more!

Lucy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

How beautifully put together your project is. The results are really lovely. Great step outs too Sarah. Lx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely make!

Etsuko said...

What a pretty project Sarah! Great idea of the transfer and beautiful colours. xx

craftimamma said...

Lovely project Sarah and very successful image transfer. Very pretty colours you chose too!

Lesley Xx

Julie Lee said...

A really beautiful and fascinating post! I'd really like to try this technique. xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Gorgeous project Sarah!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous effect -hope I can give this a try! Chrisx

Kirsten said...

That is beautiful!