I hope you are all well? I also hope any blogger friends in the U.S. are all OK after that horrific storm, I know some of you are in that area??
Anyhoo, the lovely Elizabeth over at Altered book lover asked us to play with image transfers for one of the last lessons of our amazing course (thank-you soooooo much Elizabeth x). If you would like to see Elizabeth's incredibly inspiring and comprehensive tutorial please pop on over here.
I had a good play with packing tape and multi-medium transfers but have to admit that this page is not yet finished but I would like to share a couple of finished spreads based on another technique (using gesso as the transfer medium!!) I spotted on Claudine Hellmuth's blog last week, the you-tube demo can be seen here.
The first spread is using what I am now sure was a photocopy as there was no bleeding of ink when I rubbed the paper off!! I have left the background very plain just using acrylic paint and soluble wax crayons to create a frame........
As you can see, the transfer was very clear!! I decided to tint the faces a little with promarkers and inked the edges of the torn card that I had used to try the technique on but chose to leave the rest well alone!!
The second spread was done with the same technique but I used printed images this time.........
The result wasn't so clear and the ink ran a lot when I was rubbing the paper off the back of the transfer and it got quite messy ha ha ha. The good thing I suppose was that the gesso base could be 'washed', removing the smudged ink, this resulted in a more faded transfer which I quite like!! Even some of the colour stayed!!
The page was coloured with acrylic paint and acrylic ink (my gorgeous daughter was in hysterics watching me blow the yellow ink around the page with a straw for some reason!!), the edge was stamped with a web I found in my stash and additional images were added from free printable collage sheets I found on the web (really sorry but I can't remember where from exactly). The transfer images were then collaged on too.
I would also like to share my altered book niche with you all. I completed this exercise right at the beginning of the course and it is still really a 'work in progress', here goes........
If you would like to see the lesson detailing the 'how' please pop on over here.
I am hoping to make a small handbound journal to fit in the niche before the course has finished.
Finally I would like to share a couple of additional collage spreads I have done in my book. They have been created using some papermania/docraft papers from my stash and some images from a travel brochure, the blue butterfly and red tags are from a Hot of the Press tag book................
Apologies for the long ish post, I'm trying to play catch up ha ha ha.
Huge hugs blogger friends. Thank-you so much for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to.