Sunday, March 13, 2011

Canvas Photo Transfer

I sat down last night to finish of my Donna Downey Mixed media album and happened to visit her blog, as she mentioned on Friday night there was something BIG happening. Curiosity got the better of me.

She is having a "Inspiration Week" there are no rules, just creating whatever really have to check it out here. She is giving away prizes every day so be sure to pop by.
It's about the PROCESS!!!!!!

Day one: Photo transfer onto Canvas

( you get I am totally sucked in by now)

So last night I gave it ago. It was messy and lots of fun. Some were great, some were terrible and some I forgot steps.........but I completely get it. IT"S ABOUT THE PROCESS. It's about trying, failing, learning, experimenting & sharing the process with you along the way.
I love this one......not sure why it just worked!!!!
See the wrinkles, I forgot to run over it with a bonefolder.
I struggled getting the paper off here without tearing the image

I learnt alot about different tones in the photos, and choosing a picture with light or dark backgrounds made a difference in the finished look. I think in my next attempt I'd like to try transfering light photos onto a dark fabric....mmm still processing that one.

Just in case you want to join it I used "Derivan Matisse" Gel Medium Gloss Finish. I followed Donna's instruction, the only change i made was I spritzed water to help remove some of the paper.

1 comment:

  1. I love the different looks of each one that you've done, even if they didn't turn out properly. I think the last one is my favourite.
    Thanks for sharing the link, I'll have to go and take a look,
    I am enjoying watching your creative journey,