Wednesday, July 12, 2006

inspire me thursday - image transfer

This was new, and kind of hard for me. It was easy in some ways, but hard for me in a personal sort of way that I wasn't expecting. I guess that was ultimately good for me. I had an incredibly difficult time carving out time to do it as well, but I forced myself. I made several things...forgive me...but sitting around waiting for some stuff to dry led to fooling around with other stuff. I have another "larger" thing in mind that I want to do but I'm not going to be able to finish by the "deadline". I am very happy that I did this...interesting stuff.

I have a box that whenever I'm done painting something in acrylics I will take any extra paint I have and load it on to this box...this gave me a direction to finish it finally.





I also made some cards...







The last one was my best effort at doing the inkjet transparency. I don't know if I had the wrong kind of film or what, but every time I tried that method it would moosh all into the gel, no matter how thinly I applied it. My husband helped me figure out that if I just skipped the gel and burnished it on it would come out like this. I want to try using this image and doing a transfer with turpentine and a photocopy. (It's an old photo of my mom as a little girl and my grandma...) :) The rest of the transfers are all sticky tape. That method worked best for me. Oh, and clear contact paper.

3 comments:

himavant said...

hi miriam! great that you made several experiments of image transfer. i really liked the work and the result. i would like to try to transfer to 3D thing, not paper, like your box. great!

thanks for stepping by!

mbc said...

I like how the image of you mother and grandmother turned out. It's faint but it's very nice. I also like the colors and layout. Thanks for the comment on my Inspire Me Thursday and Studio Friday piece. :-)

shannonjyl said...

i love your work!
my favourite is the first card!