Monday 9 July 2018

2018 #12 Transfers: Imagine {by Carol Fox}

2018 Topic 12: Transfers

It's always interesting when a blogger makes a slight boo boo and then shares with us how they recover! Carol does that so well in this post. Read on! ~Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Carol from Welcome to my World here with you today, and I'd like to share with you a journal page using Fresco Finish Matte Glaze to Transfer a magazine image as the main feature on my page. I wanted my image to be the main feature but also to fall into my page and be part of the background so I used stencils, stamps and paint over my image to hopefully create this effect.

I was slightly annoyed with myself as I forgot to closely trim my image, I was so busy getting the position of it before I glued it down so no dark blobs of paint were where the face would be that I just totally forgot until I rubbed the backing off. But lesson learned, I will never do that again.

Fresco Paints in colours of Sage, Antarctic and Magic Moss dry brushed on to, making sure that the area where my image would go is the lightest shade.

I gave my card one coat of Fresco Finish Matte Glaze and let it dry, I then applied a second very generous coat where my image would go, laid it down and rubbed it really well to make sure it was thoroughly stuck. I left it over night to dry.

I spritzed the back of the image with water and rubbed off the backing until the image was revealed, this is where I was really annoyed with myself and realised I had not closely trimmed my image. But as it was a magazine page I did not have another so decided to work with what I had. 

I had some scraps of paper tissue left from a previous project and I layered these over the background and over the image to (a) hide my lack of trimming and (b) to start to create my feel of the image going into the background a bit.

PaperArtsy Stencil {EKD} 046 (PS046)

I used Kim Dellow's Stencil PS046 and Fresco paint  Dolly Mix to add  bit of a pop of colour against all the greens.

I then bumped the stencil several times to repeat the image using the same Fresco Paint colours as for my background to bring the background back to the foreground. 

Working from the palest colours to the brighter Magic Moss (from FFSA3 - above) to finish.

Eclectica³ Sara Naumann Set 24 (ESN24)

I used stamp set ESN24 for my stamping with black archival ink.I used the circle element from the Imagination stamp around the edges and corners of my page too, the larger circle at the top of the image is well away from the words and very easy to use separately.

I have learnt through trial and error that it is best to leave my image to "set" overnight when image transferring using this method. I have wrecked it many times through my impatience, so now I do my images late at night, so I am not tempted to just have a go to see if it's going to work. I have also found that shiny images work best, I do still get some bits that lift but as I generally tend to be a bit grungy I see this as a plus and this is why I always paint the page first so at least you are not seeing blank page underneath.

I hope you enjoyed my project and that you have a go at it yourself.

You can find me at the following palces.

Carol x

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Words and Pictures said...

It's a great canvas - such a romantic image, perfect with the soft greens and delicate pink. I rather like the halo of darker shading around her, and the stamping is great. I know exactly what you mean about transfers and patience!!
Alison x

Miriam said...

I love this Carol - You've certainly got more patience than me - I have always struggled with transfers - your finished project is amazing!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, Carol, I love the ethereal image you have chosen and how you have blended it with the soft green and pink,

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

Beautiful canvas Carol! This transcription technique is perfect for the romantic image and beautiful soft colours. I love this. xx

craftytrog said...

A great project Carol, and thanks for the tips! xx

Sue said...

I really like this Carol, especially how you've really made her part of the page xx