Friday, 31 August 2007
Scrapwest Blog Celebration
Over on the Scrap West Challenge Blog this week, our challenge was a Blog Celebration. For this we have to demonstrate a technique. I love image transfers and this is my demo of how I do it.
Equipment needed is a brayer (rolling pin or the back of a spoon will do). Gel medium of your choice, I have used Daler Rowney Matt Impasto Gel, a photocopy or printout of your chosen image and paper to transfer it onto – I have used a music sheet.
Squeeze gel onto your finger tip and spread like butter completely over your image.
Place image face down onto your paper and burnish with brayer for about 2-3 minutes, ensuring the paper is completely stuck down. Leave for 3-4 mins.
Lift a corner of the paper up with your nail and check image is transferred. You should then be able to remove the backing paper off the image.
You may have to dampen the image with a baby wipe and gently roll the remaining pulp off with your finger tips.
When all the backing paper is removed I rub a second coat of gel very lightly over the image to seal it.
If you wish to leave a comment on my blog I will raffle this piece off next Friday. Thanks for playing.