Wednesday, May 29, 2013
I was drawn to the Eclectic Paperie blog by the talent and diversity of the DT and Kim the owner. They were using many different techniques and materials I was not familiar with to produce great projects, cards, tags and canvases. They have challenges every two weeks on Thursdays. This past challenge was to use Gel Medium on a project. This medium can be used in many different ways one of which Julie demonstrated Photo Transfer. I had already taken some great pictures this spring of a flowering tree in my yard intending to do a transfer in the future, so I thought great I already have half the job done. I started my project right after watching her video that day. The process takes drying time so you have to start early. I decided to make my project an ATC size to keep it small in case it took a try or two. Five tries later I was so glad I kept it small, I'm still not sure what was wrong, my product wasn't exactly the same as the demo I allowed several different drying times and coats of product no matter what I just couldn't get a transfer I was happy with. Time has run out and I did my best ..... What I decided to do was take the leftovers of all my different efforts collage them together on an ATC embellish a bit leaving plenty of the transfer pieces showing. I will try this project again, as always I did think of a few ways to improve. I will use a darker tone allowing me to see when I'm getting too close to the paper a less detailed photo will not need as much rubbing to bring out the details. If I wasn't so busy trying to make this work I would have thought of these improvements earlier. LOL
Can't wait for the next challenge tomorrow.
Posted by Colleen at 7:47 AM