Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gel Medium Transfer

Journaling: Serenity on the face of a woman captures a sense of eternity in a way that beauty never could.
I have tried lots of ways to take an image and transfer it to paper or fabric -- and this is one of the easiest. One of the things I like, is that you can print the image out on your own ink jet printer -- on a transparency. Remember that it will transfer "backwards" so if there is writing on your image, you will want to select print mirror image on your printer settings. Here are the steps for doing the transfer:
1. spread a generous amount of gel medium (gloss or matte) onto your paper or fabric. I really can only tell that I have enough by spreading it out with my fingertips. It needs to be very moist and "slickery."
2. Quickly put the image (printed side down) into the gel medium and let it sit for at least 30-45 seconds.
3. Take a spoon and begin to rub from the center to the edges fairly firmly. Because it is a bit slippery, use one hand to hold the transfer in place.
4. Peel up a corner and check to see if you are getting a good transfer. If not, rub a bit more -- if so, go ahead and peel back the transparency.
Each transfer will turn out different -- I think that is part of the beauty of them. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. hi
    great blog you have here, tried these over and over again, didnt work, finally it did! i am tickled pink! yours really turned out super!


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